James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Wed Nov 8 15:20:49 UTC 2000

--- Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
> At 11:40 AM -0500 11/7/00, GEORGE THOMPSON wrote:
> >   I am also put in mind of a stanza from an old
> >country blues called "Keys to the Highway".  I've
> not heard this for
> >many years, and my very limited blues CD collection
> doesn't include
> >it, so I can't refesh my memory.  Are there any
> blues hounds in our
> >coven?  I recall the version I knew to have been
> recorded by Big
> >Bill Broonzy, probably in the 1930s or 1940s.  In
> any event, as I
> >recall, the stanza goes:  "I've got the keys to the
> highway, I'm
> >booked up and bound to go, I'm gone to leave here
> running, cause
> >walking is most too slow."  Here there is a
> connection between being
> >booked up and the desire for speed.

Or, my schedule is set, my agenda's full, my plans are
made, I'm going to have plenty to do, no sitting
around with regrets of leaving ... I'm booked up ...
plenty of possible meanings that have nothing to do
with speed.

James D. SMITH                 |If history teaches anything
SLC, UT                        |it is that we will be sued
jsmithjamessmith at     |whether we act quickly and decisively
                               |or slowly and cautiously.

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