[linux-audio-user] [OT] "The short is off the stick" -- What does that mean?

Wolfgang Woehl tito at rumford.de
Fri Feb 25 03:08:08 EST 2005

This is from Lamont Dozier's "Fish ain't bitin'" (1973) Can someone 
explain the expression "The short is off the stick"? Thanks.

  And meanwhile in DC
  Tricky Dick is trying to be slick
  And the short is off the stick
  Because I'm gonna get it
  Tricky Dick, please quit

There's a story attached: Dozier's record company (ABC) published a 
letter from Nixon's administration complaining about the single. Boosted 
the song into top 10.


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