I was listening to Led Zep’s Black Dog, and there’s a line: “A big legged woman ain’t got no soul.” I didn’t worry about it, it’s a Zep thing, I thought. Like “a bustle in your hedgerow.”
So I’m listening to blues on webcast, and I hear this:
“She ain’t no big legged woman; she’s just my plump bottomed girl.” Hmm, seems to be a trend. Apparently big legged woman are evil. Not because of their big-leggedness- after all, a plump bottomed girl probably has largish legs as well- but just incidentally.
A Google search turns up a lot of songs that indicate, yeah, a big legged woman is a beautiful but evil woman who will cheat on you, give you no loving, and is basically low down.
My question is, what’s the etymology of this phrase? Why are big legged women evil?
If Cecil can solve ‘pompatus of love’, surely we can figure this out.