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Phrases in the King's songs

Posted by Sphinx on July 27, 2004

Do you like Elvis' songs? What about the lyrics?

1.Mean Woman Blues
"I got a woman as mean as she can be." I've heard this phrase "as adj. as one can be" a lot. What does that mean?

2.King Creole
"Well, he sings a song about a crowded hole
He sings a song about a jelly roll
He sings a song about meat and greens
He wails some blues about new orleans"

Could you tell me what're a crowded hole and "meat and greens"?

3.Trouble
"My daddy was a green-eyed mountain jack"
Who could be a "mountain jack"?

"I don't take no orders From no kind of man"
What does this "not-no-no" sentence want to say?

Thanks!