Hé, petite, tu m’as laissé pour t’en aller,
Hé, chérie mais, mais, quoi t’as fait avec ton pauv’ vieux nég,
Oh, meon, quoi t’as fait, ça a pas fait bien,Oh mais, moi j'connais, mais, ca ta fais ton pauv’ vieux nég.Hé, meon, oh, moi j'connais,Hé qui t'en me quand t’as fais ton pauv’ vieux nég,Hé, chérie, oh, mais, moi j'connais,Oh, mais, moi j'connais t’as pas fais bien, ton pauv’ vieux nég.Hé, ha ha, hé, chérie,Hé petite, quoi t’as fais ton pauv' vieux chien.
Virgil Bozman, who had gave up on his O.T. label, left Lake Charles and headed to meet with Bob Tanner, who had started his T.N.T. and Hot Rod label earlier. Together, they either decided to create their own label called Allied or partially lease the name from the much larger Allied Recording Company. Either way, Bob and Virgil had Choates show up to the KCOR radio station in San Antonio and record four tunes, one of them being the "Beaumont Waltz" (#103). The session would kick off Tanner's short lived Allied label.
Hey, little one, you left me to go away,Hey, dear, well, what did you do to your old man,Oh, cutie, what you did wasn't good,Oh, well I know, well, what you did to your poor old man.Hey cutie, oh, I know,Hey, who were you with when you did that to your poor old man,Hey, dear, oh well, I know,Oh, well, I know, you didn't treat well your poor old man.Hey, haha, hey, dear,Hey, little one, whatever did you do to your poor old man.
Choates was the kind of guy, he worked and make money ,then wouldn't work anymore 'till he spent his money.Bob's radio station recording studio and pressing plant couldn't match the sound quality Choates was used to having at Bill Holford's ACA studio when he was recording for Macy Henry the previous year. However, this session is believed to be his last. Under strange circumstances, he was jailed for late payments and died in a jail cell, believed to be either due to physical trauma and/or his alcoholism.
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