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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.

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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 Burdon´s.

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  • 2 weeks later...

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.

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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.

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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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