Say Man

Bo Diddley

Say ManBo Diddley (E. McDaniel)NOTE: Bo Diddley and Jerome Green, Bo's maracas player, trade mutual put-downs. This was not easy to transcribe but I gave it my best shot.SPOKEN:Bo: Say man.Jerome: What's that boy?Bo: I want to tell you about your girlfriend, hee-hee-hee.Jerome: What about my girl?Bo: You're not strong enough to take the message, hah-hah.Jerome: I'm strong enough.Bo: I might hurt your feelings.Jerome: My feelings already hurt by bein' here with you.Bo: Well, I was walking down the street with your girl the other day.Jerome: Uh-huh.Bo: And the wind was blowin' real hard.Jerome: Is that right?Bo: And the wind blew her hair into my face.Jerome: Uh-huh.Bo: Hee-hee, you know what else happened?Jerome: What happened?Bo: The wind blew her hair into her face.Jerome: Yeah?Bo: And we went a little further; you wanna hear the rest of it?Jerome: I might as well ….Bo: The wind blew her hair into the street.Jerome: Hey, since you told me about my girl I'm gonna tell you about yours. I was walking down the street with your girl.Bo: Yeah?Jerome: I took her home; for a drink, you know.Bo: To the home?Jerome: Yeah, just for a drink.Bo: Oh.Jerome: But that chick looked so ugly she had to sneak up on a glass to get her a drink of water.Bo: Hah-hah-hah-hah, well, you've got the nerve to call somebody ugly. Why you're so ugly anyone who stops and talks to you in the world oughta be arrested, hee-hee.Jerome: That's alright; my mamma didn't have to put a sheet over my head so sleep could slip up on me.Bo: Hey, looky here.Jerome: What's that?Bo: Where you from? Hee-hee.Jerome: South America.Bo: What's that?Jerome: South America.Bo: You don't look like no South American to me.Jerome: I'm still from South America.Bo: What part?Jerome: South Texas.Bo: Hah-hah-hah. Where your western boots at?Jerome: I've got 'em on.Bo: Them ain't no boots you got on, they're broke in.Bo: Hey, looky here.Jerome: What's that?Bo: I've been trying to figure out what you isJerome: I already figured out what you is.Bo: What's that?Jerome: You that thing I throw peanuts at.Bo: Hah-hah. Hey, looky