Some Texas-blues BE

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 17 22:30:55 UTC 2008

Lightnin' Hopkins, the late, great Texas bluesman, in the spoken intro
to a blues:

"The little boy come upon a rollin'-mill, what they call "Mr. Charlie."

I.e. ... a rolling-mill, the one known as "Mr. Charlie's."

Hopkins also uses three different pronunciations of "mister": [mIst@],
[mIs@] [mIht@]

and pronounces "pointed" as [p^rnIt].

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
 -Sam'l Clemens

The American Dialect Society -

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