Do you remember that little black and white dog I had?
Yeah, I remember the dog.
The one they used to call Nix?
He was a bad dog, that son of a gun, boy he was so bad
till the police got at him, you know.
Yeah, he was somebody else!
You know, he bit anybody!
And it was funny, when I went there and saw you sittin' there
and he was laying on the floor asleep...
Well I been around before you were...
Yeah - I know you'd either been there before me or you'd been
there after me or something, you know...
Yeah, I knew your wife before I knew you!
Oh, that was the thing, yeah... You know, I come home the other day
and he was sitting up on that hind leg and some cat, an insurance man,
was pattin' him on the head, you know... and he didn't say a word,
and as soon as I opened the door the sonofa jumped at me you know
The insurance man was paying the rent
Yeah... and I say to him, I said looka here Nix, what the hell's
the matter with you? You don't know me from the other man?
You know, and he just kept growlin' at me you know.
So I know what I'm gonna do... gonna change...
I know I'm gettin' me a tiger... Or either a lion
or something you know... if I don't do that I get
a gorilla or a juju...
You know, down in Alabama they don't drink Scotch whiskey...
Yeah I know, especially black and white...
No, No... They don't drink it, no... They threw the bottle away you know.
They don't even allow blackbirds to fly over Alabama...
The poor buzzards they can't alight around near the woods in Alabama...
'Cause they got a white collar around their head?
Yeah... Nothing white down there you know... I had a white shirt on,
you know, and I was coming out one day, you know, and I was going
to have a good time in the sun you know, I had a white straw hat and a
white shirt you know...
Yeah, man... And when I got down the street a fellow said,
"You're violating the law! " he said, "you better get in there and
gettin' that shirt black, you know, and get that hat black... "
You know what I had to do?
No, what you had to do?
Man, I had to go in and dip the hat in ink and paint my shirt black!
But you got your white complexion!
Oh.... When I come out I was in the groove, man, I was in the groove!
And you know what I told him then?
No, tell me 'bout it.
I say, you think I'm crazy, 'cause I look just like a fool
(Yeah, I had to bluff, you know. And you know what he told me?
He said, Well, well, hope there's a rope, you know.
Where's me is a tree, you understand what he was talkin' about, don't you?
You understand what he mean, you know?
I said ain't no use to worry
'Cos you will never, never get me
Play that, play that thing like you used to play that night I met you,
you know when we were there down there to open the gamblers' house then?
That's what I'm talking about... Boy wasn't we havin' a time?
Yeah, we were all drunk like you
The policeman even got drunk that night, do you remember?
He put his hat on me, you know... And he was pleadin' to me
not to arrest him. He was really drunk, he was Really Drunk, man!
He didn't know what he was doing, you know...
'Cause you was playing that thing like that, you know...
Then I'll take it up a little bit...
That's why I'm calling that thing my little dog Nix...
He mix with everything...