The Wildest Lyrics To A Song, Shave ‘Em Dry from 1924!

This has to be one of the wildest opening lyrics to a song, and no it’s not from any time recent, so step aside Cardi B and Nicki Minaj, we going way back to

“Shave ‘Em Dry” is a dirty blues song, first recorded by Ma Rainey in August 1924 in Chicago. It was released on Paramount Records on September 6, 1924. Rainey was accompanied on the recording by two unknown guitarists (one of them was possibly Miles Pruitt).

Roots of Blues -- Ma Rainey „Shave 'Em Dry Blues" - YouTube
Ma Rainey

The lyrics of the song goes like this:

I got nipples on my titties, big as the end of my thumb
I got something between my legs’ll make a dead man cum
Oh, daddy, baby, won’t you shave ’em dry?
Now, draw it out!
Want you to grind me, baby, grind me until I crySay I fucked all night, and all the night before, baby
And I feel just like I wanna, fuck some more
Oh, great God daddy, grind me, honey, and shave me dry
And when you hear me holler, baby, want you to shave it dry

I got nipples on my titties, big as the end of my thumb
Daddy, you say that’s the kind of ’em you want, and you can make ’em cum
Oh, daddy, shave me dry
And I’ll give you something, baby, swear it’ll make you cry.

I’m gon’ turn back my mattress, and let you oil my springs
I want you to grind me, daddy, ’til the bell do ring
Oh, daddy, want you to shave ’em dry
Oh, great God daddy, if you can’t shave ’em baby, won’t you try?

Now if fucking was the thing that would take me to Heaven
I’d be fucking in the studio ’til the clock strike 11
Oh daddy, daddy, shave ’em dry
I would fuck you, baby, honey, I’d make you cry

Now your nuts hang down like a damn bell sapper
And your dick stands up like a steeple
Your god-damn ass-hole stands open like a church door
And the crabs walks in like people, haw, shit!
Shucks, ooh!
Baby, won’t you shave ’em dry? A big sow gets fat from eating corn
And a pig gets fat from sucking
Reason you see this whore, fat like I am
Great God, I got fat from fucking
Eh, shave ’em dry (with pleasure)My back is made of whalebone
And my cock is made of brass
And my fucking is made for working men’s two dollars
Great God ’round to kiss my ass
Whoa, woo, daddy, shave ’em dry

The most known version of this song was sung by Lucille Bogan, She was known as someone that would create quite ‘blush-worthy blues song, that stood the test of time.

Lucille Bogan's Sexual Songs from the 1930's Will Make You Blush - History  Hustle
Lucille Bogan

As a turn of phrase, “Shave ‘Em Dry” can be interpreted as referring to mean any aggressive action, alternatively (as here) as meaning sexual intercourse without any preliminary ‘love-making’.

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