Rob’s Apothecary – 4

BLADDER

Feed roasted rat to a bed-wetter

Feed parched pumpkin seeds with salt for bed – wetting

Me, I think I’ll take option two

Also decided that I am going to keep a record of what music I have been listening to on a day to day basis.

Music Playlists
Friday – June 16th
  • Richard Thompson – Acoustic Classics – Released July 22nd. 2014 – Solo acoustic reworking of 14 well-loved songs
  • Rory Block – Ain’t I A Woman – Released 1992 – Her 11th Album
  • Guitar Shorty – The Alligator Years (Best Of) – Released 2013
  • Art Neville – All These things
  • Drive By Truckers – American Band – Released 2016
  • Neil Young and Crazy Horse – American Stars ‘n Bars – Released May 27th. 1977
  • Big Bill Broonzy – One Beer, One Blues – Released July 4th. 2011
  • Bo Diddley – The Black Gladiator – Released June 1970

Check out the lyrics to Big Bill Broonzy’s song GET BACK

This little song that I’m singin’ about,
People, you all know that it’s true,
If you’re black and gotta work for livin’,
Now, this is what they will say to you,
They says: If you was white,
You’s alright,
If you was brown,
Stick around,
But if you’s black, oh, brother,
Get back, get back, get back.
I was in a place one night,
They was all havin’ fun,
They was all buyin’ beer and wine,
But they would not sell me none.
They said: If you was white,
You’s alright,
If you was brown,
You could stick around,
But as you’s black, hmm, hmm, brother,
Get back, get back, get back.
I went to an employment office,
I got a number, I got in line,
They called everybody’s number,
But they never did call mine.
They said: If you was white,
You’s alright,
If you was brown,
You could stick around,
But as you’s black, hmm, hmm, brother,
Get back, get back, get back.
Me and a man was workin’ side by side,
Now, this is what it meant:
They was payin’ him a dollar an hour,
And they was payin’ me fifty cent.
They said: If you was white,
You’d be alright,
If you was brown,
You could stick around,
But as you’s black, oh, brother,
Get back, get back, get back.
I helped win sweet victories,
With my plow and hoe,
Now, I want you to tell me, brother,
What you gonna do ’bout the old Jim Crow?
Now, if you is white,
You’s alright,
If you’s brown,
Stick around,
But if you’s black,
Hmm, hmm, brother,
Get back, get back, get back.

Rob’s Apothecary – 3

BITES

For insect bites: Soak whole balsam apples in whiskey. Apply the apple to skin

Charm for snakebite: If bitten near water, beat him to the water and dip the part bitten. That will remove the poison and the snake will die instead of you.

Charm: Cut open a black hen, and while she is still jumping hold her over the bite. When the chicken has stopped fluttering the poison will be gone

Medicine for Snakebite: The juice of plantain banana leaves applied to the wound

Charm: Have a *snake doctor suck the bite

Treatment: Burn a reed and let the smoke rise into the bite

* South Midland and Southern U.S. a dragonfly. Down South, the African American people believe the dragon fly brings dead snakes to life, and they call it snake doctor