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Re: The right string but the wrong yoyo

Posted by Pamela on September 08, 2008 at 03:02

In Reply to: Re: The right string but the wrong yoyo posted by ESC on September 05, 2008 at 08:21:

: : I would like to know the meaning and origin of the phrase: The right string but the wrong yoyo.

: : It is a song and has also been used in other areas.

: Guessing: right strategy but the wrong situation? Like the song sung by Dr. John:

: I been in the right place but it must have been the wrong time
: I'd have said the right thing but I must have used the wrong line
: I been in the right trip but I must have used the wrong car


The song seems to have a double entendre, but I can't quite get it. Perhaps someone less innocent ...? ("Right string but the worng wrong yo-yo" http://www.lyricsfreak.com/v/various+artists/right+string+but+the+wrong+yoyo+piano+red_10170303.html

Right string, baby
But the wrong yo-yo
Somebody knockin' on yo' do'
I passed this mo'nin' by the hardware sto'
I bought a brand new string
To fit in my yo-yo

Went on down to the doctor
To get this string put on
He turned around
And put the string on wrong
No need a-knockin' on nobody's do'
You got the right string, baby
But the wrong yo-yo
(piano)

Mama tol' me, papa did, too
'Some-a these here women
Gonna be the death of you'
'Better find out which 'un you crave, son
Some a-these here women'll
Take you to yo grave'!

See me comin', baby
Put yo' man outdo's
I ain't no stranger
I been here, befo'

No need a-knockin' on nobody's do' [etc to end]Pamela