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Dave Thomas
tadpole
11-23-04 11:11 AM - Post#56543    



What does CC in the song CC rider mean? Can't find it anywhere.
 
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Earth-Angel
The Angel Fish
11-23-04 12:10 PM - Post#56546    


    In response to Dave Thomas

Well, cc's are in reference to motorbikes. It means the engine displacement eg. Displacement is 81.8 cubic inches (1,340 cc), and the engine produces 70 horsepower.

I think it's just referring to the fact that he's a biker. :)
Blue on blue
Heartache on heartache
Blue on blue
Now that we are through.


 
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bluesboy
nautilus
11-23-04 03:23 PM - Post#56642    


    In response to Earth-Angel

Well, what I'm finding so far is -
One of the meanings of
CC Rider (See See Rider) is "a blues metaphor or cliche
for the sexual partner, although originally it referred
to the guitar hung on the back of the traveling bluesman."
It's an old traditional tune with early recordings
by Ma Rainey('24) and Big Bill Broonzy('35).
Chuck Willis('57)had a popular version along
with Elvis, among others.
:elvis:

Well now see.,C.C. Rider,
Well now see, see what you have done.
Well now see., C.C. Rider,
Well you made me love you woman,
Now your man has come.

So I'm goin' away now baby
And I won't be back till fall,
I'm goin' away now baby
And I won't be back till fall,
Just might find me a good girl
Might not be comin' back at all.

Well now see, C.C. Rider,
See now the moon is shining bright,
Well now see, C.C. Rider,
See now the moon is shining bright
Just might find me a good girl
And Everything would be alright.
Da-Da-Da
Da-Da-Da


 
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edna
Rolling Stone Fish
11-23-04 03:27 PM - Post#56643    


    In response to bluesboy

C C RIDER
I said C., C. C. Rider
Oh see, what you have done
(Yea yea yea)
I said C. (C. C. Rider) C. C. Rider (C. C. Rider)
Oh see, (C. C. Rider) what you have done
(Yea yea yea)
Oh girl, you made me love you
Now, now, now, you love me, your loving man has gone
(C. C. Rider) Girl what'd I say (C. C. Rider)
Well, I'm going away, baby
And I won't be back 'til fall
(Yea, yea, yea)
And I'm going away baby
And I won't be back 'til fall
(Yea, yea, yea)
If I find me a good girl
I won't, I won't, I won't be back at all
Girl what'd I say, I said C., (C. C. Rider)
C. C. Rider (C. C. Rider)
Oh see (C. C. Rider) what you have done
Yea, yea, yea
I said C. (C. C. Rider) C. C. Rider (C. C. Rider)
Oh see, (C. C. Rider) what you have done
(Yea yea yea)
Oh girl, you made me love you
Now, now, now, you love me, your loving man has gone
Play it JB, (C. C. Rider) (C. C. Rider)
(Yea yea yea)
(Yea yea yea)
Whoo, hear what I say
I said C. (C. C. Rider) C. C. Rider (C. C. Rider)
I-Oh see, (C. C. Rider) what you have done (Yea yea yea)
I said C. (C. C. Rider) C. C. Rider (C. C. Rider)
Oh see, (C. C. Rider) what you have done (Yea yea yea)
Oh girl, you made me love you
Now, now, now, you love me, your loving man has gone
Well what I say
Now I said C., (C. C. Rider) C. C. Rider (C. C. Rider)
I said C., (C. C. Rider) C. C. Rider (C. C. Rider)
I said C., (C. C. Rider) C. C. Rider (C. C. Rider)
I said C., (C. C. Rider) C. C. Rider (C. C. Rider)
I said C., (C. C. Rider) C. C. Rider (C. C. Rider)
I said C. (C. C. Rider)


Greateful dead has also a cover, but my favourite one is Eric BurdonĀ“s.
Always took candy from strangers

Originally registered September, 2004.


 
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MuzikTyme
Tune-a-Fish
12-06-04 03:27 PM - Post#61654    


    In response to edna

I love how abbreviations' meanings can be changed from group to group over time.

The easy rider, also known as see see rider or c c rider, is a blues metaphor for the sexual partner, as our faithful Bluesboy has stated. But this most popular translation is not the original.

Originally it referred to the guitar hung on the back of the traveling bluesman. The word easy has different meanings for the female and male lover: applied to a woman it is an expression of admiration but applied to a male it usually carries the meaning of reckless and unfaithful.

In one of Alan Lomax's collection of poems it says that C.C. means Calvary Corporal and that they had no female soldiers at that time (19th century). Now the conclusion from this fact was that the singer or the original songwriter must have been gay... Well, in my opinion the songwriter even could be a woman singing this song to her soldier lover.

Anyway, the author then said that "C.C.Rider" became "See See Rider" and "Easy Rider" because of prudery...

Regardless, no one, IMO, did it like this guy:

:elvis:

Thank you, thank you very much.
Mankind ~ Its greatest invention ultimately destroyed it.


 
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edna
Rolling Stone Fish
12-06-04 03:30 PM - Post#61657    


    In response to MuzikTyme

Thank you, Muzik, I learn a lot from you too. I love Eric BurdonĀ“s version...
Always took candy from strangers

Originally registered September, 2004.


 
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windy1
dolphin
12-06-04 03:52 PM - Post#61680    


    In response to edna

Excellent Q and A! Thank you guys. I love bits of info like that. Angel, where did you learn so much about engine displacement? You amaze me! ;)
When You Come To a Fork In The Road...Take It. Yogi


 
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edna
Rolling Stone Fish
12-06-04 03:59 PM - Post#61686    


    In response to windy1

Sue is the brains in songfacts!
Always took candy from strangers

Originally registered September, 2004.


 
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Kevin
Fish Eyes
12-06-04 04:24 PM - Post#61701    


    In response to edna

Thanks, gents ! I did find some other info that may or may not pertain (be truthful) to the subject : C.C is also translated as a "crazy c--t", or an obviously 'good time' women , which has been mentioned.

C.C also refers to a commander in the airforce, which to Vietnam-era vets, or military-types, could refer loosely as "my old lady", or "the boss", without the nasty reference.
" Dum-de dum " - Anonymous


 
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windy1
dolphin
12-06-04 04:36 PM - Post#61711    


    In response to Kevin

Get Kevin edna. Which would you rather be? a gent or the 2 old ladies around here? ::
When You Come To a Fork In The Road...Take It. Yogi


 
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Kevin
Fish Eyes
12-06-04 06:08 PM - Post#61756    


    In response to windy1

(hanging head in shame ) Mea Culpa... Ladies and gents.. etc. etc.
" Dum-de dum " - Anonymous


 
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Earth-Angel
The Angel Fish
12-06-04 08:25 PM - Post#61850    


    In response to windy1

Quote:

Angel, where did you learn so much about engine displacement? You amaze me! ;)




I do get outdoors, believe it or not! ::
Blue on blue
Heartache on heartache
Blue on blue
Now that we are through.


 
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Kevin
Fish Eyes
12-06-04 09:00 PM - Post#61867    


    In response to Earth-Angel

This is a bit like 'skull-and-bones'; what happens next ? :stars: :beatnik:
" Dum-de dum " - Anonymous


 
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Earth-Angel
The Angel Fish
12-06-04 09:13 PM - Post#61873    


    In response to Kevin

Skull and bones? Care to elaborate? :shades:
Blue on blue
Heartache on heartache
Blue on blue
Now that we are through.


 
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Kevin
Fish Eyes
12-06-04 09:53 PM - Post#61892    


    In response to Earth-Angel

On ? google it.
" Dum-de dum " - Anonymous


 
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Kevin
Fish Eyes
12-06-04 10:07 PM - Post#61895    


    In response to Earth-Angel

I see.
" Dum-de dum " - Anonymous


 
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DiggsUK
yellowfin
12-07-04 12:05 AM - Post#61916    


    In response to Kevin

So why 'CC' Peniston? Does the 'CC' then refer to her instrument, availability or a capaciousness akin to tossing a sausage down Camden High Street?

Regards
Not that sleazy really.


 
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bazooka
sea otter
12-07-04 03:31 AM - Post#61948    


    In response to Earth-Angel

Quote:

Well, cc's are in reference to motorbikes. It means the engine displacement




This reminded me of working with cubic centimeters in high school Chemistry class. A student asked, "What's a cc?", and one class clown broke into song-and-dance with a passable rendition of Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels then-currently popular version of CC Rider (which was actually titled Jenny Take A Ride because it was combined with Little Richard's Jenny, Jenny. To go a little further off-topic, Mitch Ryder was kind of a champ of two-for-one songs, with the Devil With A Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly combo and a few other morphed tunes.)

Back to business: Always a good idea to check with Old Faithful (<).
 
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_jr_
KISSing Fish
12-07-04 09:38 AM - Post#61991    


    In response to bazooka

Anyone see 'CC and Company', starring Joe Namath? Almost Shakespeare.


 
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