I'm trying to picture my grandparents listening to this back in the day.

NSFW lyrics.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr6xjWEYGSs&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

Lucille Bogan (Bessie Jackson) (vocal), accompanied by Walter Roland (piano) probably recorded on March 5, 1935.
This copy of Shave ‘em Dry was converted from a 45 record (ca 1960). I also have a 78 record of this song but the record has a chip at the edge and didn’t digitize well.
Here are the lyrics:
I got nipples on my titties,
big as the end of my thumb,
I got somethin’ between my legs’ll
make a dead man come,
Oh daddy, baby won’t you shave ‘em dry?
Aside: Now, draw it out!
Want you to grind me baby,
grind me until I cry.
(Roland: Uh, huh.)
Say I fucked all night,
and all the night before baby,
And I feel just like I wanna,
fuck some more,
Oh great God daddy,
(Roland: Say you gonna get it.
You need it.)
Grind me honey and shave me dry,
And when you hear me holler baby,
want you to shave it dry.
I got nipples on my titties,
big as the end of my thumb,
Daddy you say that’s the kind of ‘em you want,
and you can make ‘em come,
Oh, daddy shave me dry,
(Roland: She ain’t gonna work for it.)
And I’ll give you somethin’ baby,
swear it’ll make you cry.
I’m gon’ turn back my mattress,
and let you oil my springs,
I want you to grind me daddy,
’til the bell do ring,
Oh daddy, want you to shave ‘em dry,
Oh great God daddy, if you can’t shave ‘em
baby won’t you try?
Now if fuckin’ was the thing,
that would take me to heaven,
I’d be fuckin’ in the studio,
till the clock strike eleven,
Oh daddy, daddy shave ‘em dry,
I would fuck you baby,
honey I’d make you cry.
Now your nuts hang down
like a damn bell sapper,
And your dick stands up like a steeple,
Your goddam ass-hole
stands open like a church door,
And the crabs walks in like people.
Aside: Ow, shit!
(Roland: Aah, sure enough, shave ‘em dry?)
Aside: Ooh! Baby, won’t you shave ‘em dry
A big sow gets fat from eatin’ corn,
And a pig gets fat from suckin’,
Reason you see this whore, fat like I am,
Great God, I got fat from fuckin’.
Aside: Eeeeh! Shave ‘em dry
(Roland: Aah, shake it, don’t break it)
My back is made of whalebone,
And my cock is made of brass,
And my fuckin’ is made for workin’ men’s two dollars,
Great God, round to kiss my ass.
Aside: Oh! Whoo, daddy, shave ‘em dry


Source: YouTube - "Shave 'em Dry" Song by Lucille Bogan (Bessie Jackson) 1935



Lucille Bogan (April 1, 1897 – August 10, 1948) was an American blues singer, among the first to be recorded. She also recorded under the pseudonym Bessie Jackson.
Life

She was born in Amory, Mississippi, and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. At the age of five she was named Lucille Anderson. In 1916 she married Nazareth Lee Bogan, a railwayman, and gave birth to a son.
She first recorded vaudeville songs for Okeh Records in New York in 1923, with pianist Henry Callens. Later that year she recorded "Pawn Shop Blues" in Atlanta, which was the first time a black blues singer had been recorded outside New York or Chicago. In 1927 she began recording for Paramount Records in Chicago, where she recorded her first big success, "Sweet Petunia", which was covered by Blind Blake. She also recorded for Brunswick Records, backed by Tampa Red and Cow Cow Davenport.
By 1930 her recordings had begun to concentrate on drinking and sex, with songs such as "Sloppy Drunk Blues" (covered by Leroy Carr and others) and "Tricks Ain't Walkin' No More" (later recorded by Memphis Minnie). She also recorded the original version of "Black Angel Blues", which (as "Sweet Little Angel") was covered by B.B. King and many others. Trained in the rowdier juke joints of the 1920s, many of Bogan's songs, most of which she wrote herself, have thinly-veiled humorous sexual references. The theme of prostitution, in particular, features prominently in several of her recordings.
In 1933 she returned to New York, and, apparently to conceal her identity, began recording as Bessie Jackson for the Banner (ARC) label. She was usually accompanied on piano by Walter Roland, with whom she recorded over 100 songs between 1933 and 1935, including some of her biggest commercial successes including "Seaboard Blues", "Troubled Mind", and "Superstitious Blues".
Her other songs included "Stew Meat Blues", "Coffee Grindin' Blues", "My Georgia Grind", "Honeycomb Man", "Mr. Screw Worm In Trouble", and "Bo Hog Blues". Her final recordings with Roland and Josh White included two takes of "Shave 'Em Dry", recorded in New York on Tuesday March 5, 1935. The unexpurgated alternate take is notorious for its explicit sexual references, a unique record of the lyrics sung in after-hours adult clubs. Another of her songs, "B.D. Woman's Blues", takes the position of a "bull dyke" ("B.D."), with the line "Comin' a time, B.D. women, they ain't gonna need no men" "They got a head like a sweet angel and they walk just like a natural man." "They can lay their jive just like a natural man.".
She appears not to have recorded after 1935, and spent some time managing her son's jazz group, Bogan's Birmingham Busters, before moving to Los Angeles shortly before her death from coronary sclerosis in 1948.
Lucille Bogan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia