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Stones' neologisms
Posted by: Christian ()
Date: June 29, 2007 18:32

About "dance little sister"
What means "Bass-a-dee" & "mamaguay" ?

And I don't understand this line:
"Ah, jump out of Africa with a step that looks so bold"

Somebody knows ?

Thanks in advance for your help

Christian

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: pay pay ()
Date: June 29, 2007 19:32

Òàíöóé, ñåñòð¸íêà

(Mick Jagger / Keith Richards) (Ìèê Äæàããåð / Êèò Ðè÷àðäñ)
On Thursday night she looked a fright.
Her prickly hair all curled, Lord, what a sight.
Dance,
Dance little sister, dance.

On Friday night she's all decked out.
Her high heel shoes, her dress so tight.
Dance,
Dance little sister, dance.

On Saturday night she bass-a-dee.
She's stepping high on Frederick's Street.
Dance,
Dance little sister, dance

I said dance,
Dance little sister, dance.
Dance little sister, dance,
Dance little sister, dance.
I said dance,
Dance little sister, dance.
Dance little sister, dance,
Dance little sister, dance.

Did it make me hot, I wet with sweat.
It burn like hell, I've four hours left.
Dance,
Dance little sister, dance.

Get next to me, drive me close.
Don't mammaguay me, I lose control.
Dance,
Dance with fire, dance.

I said dance,
Dance little sister, dance.
Dance little sister, dance,
Dance little sister, dance.
I said dance,
Dance little sister, dance.
Dance little sister, dance,
Dance little sister, dance.

Ah, jump out of Africa,
with a step that looks so bold.
Ah, when you kickin' high,
it make my blood run cold.

I said dance,
Dance little sister, dance.
Dance little sister, dance,
Dance little sister, dance.
I said dance,
Dance little sister.
Dance little sister,
Dance little sister, dance.

And do dance,
Dance little sister.
(dance, dance little sister) dance,
Dance little sister, dance.

On Saturday night we don't go home
We bacchanal, there ain't no dawn

Dance little sister, dance.
I said dance,
Dance little sister.
Dance little sister,
Dance little sister,dance.

I said dance,
Dance little sister.
Dance little sister,
Dance little sister, dance.


Thats a good question...what the hell does that mean?

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: June 29, 2007 19:47

Uhh...
What's a neologism?

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: June 29, 2007 19:51

according to this site: [rustones.narod.ru]
to mamaguay someone apparently means to fool/mislead/trick and/or flatter them, in some Caribbean dialect.
from the Venezuelan Spanish mamar gallo: "feed the rooster" - or just one of your c0cks ... :E

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: June 29, 2007 19:52

So many questions, so few answers.

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: June 29, 2007 19:56

schillid Wrote:
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> Uhh...
> What's a neologism?

a new - or newly created - word

newspeech, right?

"May the good Lord shine a light on you ..."

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: June 29, 2007 19:58

Any offers to explain the

"Bass-a-dee"

or the

"Ah, jump out of Africa with a step that looks so bold" ?

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: June 29, 2007 19:59

dead.flowers Wrote:
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> a new - or newly created - word

"Neologism" would be a good word for that.

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: June 29, 2007 20:01

>> "Ah, jump out of Africa with a step that looks so bold" ? <<

i don't really get what's puzzling about this one.
it refers to the ancestral roots of the way she dances, which looks good. strong. bold.

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: pay pay ()
Date: June 29, 2007 20:05

with sssoul Wrote:
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> >> "Ah, jump out of Africa with a step that looks
> so bold" ? <<
>
> i don't really get what's puzzling about this one.
>
> it refers to the ancestral roots of the way she
> dances, which looks good. strong. bold.


Thats great sssoul......I'm sending Orville Redenbacher to you house right now!!!

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: June 29, 2007 20:09

>>.I'm sending Orville Redenbacher to you house right now!!!<<

Now who's he?

questions, questions, questions

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: June 29, 2007 20:11

a popcorn manufacturer - i want the coloured kind this time, okay, yap?
haven't seen any of that in years

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: June 29, 2007 20:13

with sssoul Wrote:
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> a popcorn manufacturer - i want the coloured kind
> this time, okay, yap?
> haven't seen any of that in years

ah, I see - but maybe you could teach him a thing or two.

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: Christian ()
Date: June 29, 2007 20:14

with sssoul Wrote:
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> >> "Ah, jump out of Africa with a step that looks
> so bold" ? <<
>
> i don't really get what's puzzling about this one.
>
> it refers to the ancestral roots of the way she
> dances, which looks good. strong. bold.

thanks with sssoul!
Remember, its' not so easy when you're not a native speaker to get the meaning
and the syntax of a line.

Someone gave me an answer for "mamaguay"

[Mamaguay sounds Mexican Spanish, if you say "mama güey" you're using a very dirty
expression like suck my cock, gimme a blow job or gimme a head, the dirtiest way you can find, and it is directed to a guy, not to a girl.

Also “maguey” is the cactus plant, source of “Pulque”, an alcoholic drink that have never been commercialized because it is impossible to control its fermentation, to get drunk sometimes a glass is enough sometimes a gallon, and once you're drunk you also have hallucinations.]

Now still and effort for bass-a-dee & Frederick's street

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: June 29, 2007 20:19

>> Mamaguay sounds Mexican Spanish ... gimme a head <<

(gimme head - no "a", it's a noncount noun in this usage. "some head" is okay)

interesting second interpretation - i'm not sure it makes more sense than the Caribbean-dialect one,
but it's interesting!

>> Remember, its' not so easy when you're not a native speaker <<

i am cognizant - didn't mean anything belittling! i just wasn't sure where the unclarity was



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2007-06-29 20:43 by with sssoul.

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: Turning To Gold ()
Date: June 29, 2007 20:25

"Basodee" is a Carribbean word. It means like, drunk or crazy, sort of like drunk but without alcohol, maybe you were hit on the head, you are in a frenzy, that sort of thing. It shows up in Carribbean folk songs in the Bahamas.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2007-06-29 20:27 by Turning To Gold.

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: June 29, 2007 20:26

> > a new - or newly created - word
>
> "Neologism" would be a good word for that.

good laugh, there you lead me non-native speaker right up the garden path

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: pay pay ()
Date: June 29, 2007 20:36

Where can I get some “Pulque”? Sounds like fun drink.

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: June 29, 2007 20:42

Where can I get some “Pulque”? Sounds like fun
drink.

Careful, pay pay, it may bust your brains out.

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: Rosto ()
Date: June 29, 2007 20:43

Sometimes it can be very helpful if you listen to a live version of a song when you're having trouble understanding the words. It often comes out much clearer. I've been checking all lyrics for many years and used the typewriter to create lyric sheets, including all backing vocals and background vocals I heard. It probably took me a 1000 hours and I've never finished it. Nowadays all lyrics can be found on the internet, though most of them not as complete as mine for their lack of backing vocals and background vocals. What to do with it, I never had the time to digitalize my work and probably won't find time before I'm retired in 20 years...

Let it rock!

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: pay pay ()
Date: June 29, 2007 21:02

dead.flowers Wrote:
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> Where can I get some “Pulque”? Sounds like fun
> drink.
>
> Careful, pay pay, it may bust your brains out.


Thats the spirit!!! Alot of folks here would wish it would cut the oppositions tongue in two!!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2007-06-29 21:04 by pay pay.

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: June 29, 2007 21:08

dead.flowers Wrote:
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> Where can I get some “Pulque”? Sounds like fun
> drink.
>
> Careful, pay pay, it may bust your brains out.


quote:VoodooChileInWOnderl wrote:
MAGUEY, a cactus that produces PULQUE one alcoholic/drug drink very popular in Mexico, this is the only alcohol that cannot be commercialized in big scale as its fermentation is not possible to control at all, so you can drink a soft one or a heavy one, like playing Mickey-Finn, it also contains some alkaloids and hallucinating compounds, too bad I didn't invite pulque to TomL

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: June 29, 2007 21:25

> Thats the spirit!!! Alot of folks here would wish
> it would cut the oppositions tongue in two!!



"Brothers and sisters, why are we fighting and what for?"
Share the pulque, love, peace and happiness



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2007-06-29 21:26 by dead.flowers.

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: Turd On The Run ()
Date: June 29, 2007 22:15

I never realized how cool and 'Negrofied' [a neologism ?] and Caribbean-influenced the lyrics to Dance Little Sister were...I guess this was during their heavy Reggae phase...the song is almost a benign sister to Brown Sugar...tasting so good like a Black girl should!

Do you realize how brilliant Jagger's singing is on this cut? Wow...the dude could sing like a wildcat back then...he just takes all those Caribbean colloquialisms, twists them around his tongue, rolls them on his big lips and spits them out like flames! Lordy, lord...

When one reads the lyrics one can really appreciate what good and clever songwriters they were...this cut could even be slowed down to Reggae tempo and REALLY be killer...

I also loved Luxury off the same album...also Caribbean-influenced with a great Reggae vibe...thanks for posting them pay pay.

Re: Stones' neologisms
Posted by: Christian ()
Date: June 29, 2007 23:05

I found a caribbean dictionary
[berdina.tripod.com]

It's basodee & mamaguy

Basodee - drunk, light headed, half silly- De blow knock he basodee= The blow knocked him semi conscious, also ......

Mamaguy- To fool somebody with smart talk , to ridicule- False praise- overdone compliment - "Yuh new purple hair colour look nice, nice"



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