george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Wed Apr 14 14:36:21 UTC 2004
Willie Dixon, a very large blues composer & musician & singer from Chicago, adapted Billie's line in a song of the 1950s, "I'm built for comfort, I aint built for speed, but I got everything that a good woman need" (quoting from memory -- I haven't heard it in no doubt 15/20 years).
George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African
Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998.
----- Original Message -----
From: Dave Hause <dwhause at JOBE.NET>
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 10:14 pm
Subject: Re: urgent please
> I would differ minorly and agree only that the woman "built for
> speed" is
> slender (the other attributes being variable), the opposite being
> "built for
> comfort" to describe a more Rubenesque woman. And a fair number
> of years of
> observation and discussion convince me that "attractive" is in the
> eye of
> the beholder.
> Dave Hause, dwhause at jobe.net
> Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Baker, John" <JMB at STRADLEY.COM>
> Someone who's "built for speed" would be slender, lithe,
> with long
> legs - in short, attractive. There may also be implications that
> she is (or
> the speaker would like her to be) a "fast" woman, meaning one who is
> sexually receptive.
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