Song of the Day: Little Milton – “Grits Ain’t Groceries”

I could post Songs of the Day from my southern journey for weeks probably, but this is the one I have to slip in before moving on. As mentioned in the first segment of that feature, the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis had a database of songs from its inductees, and when getting to Little Milton I let this song play loud for the rest of the museum to hear. The lyrics in this song are truly something special: “If I don’t love you, baby/Grits ain’t grocery/Eggs ain’t poultry/And Mona Lisa was a man” and “All around the world I’d rather be a fly/I’d lite on my baby ‘n stay with my woman ’till I die/With a toothpick in my hand I’d dig a ten foot ditch/And run all through the jungle fightin’ lions with a switch.” Now that’s love right there.

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