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Q1 What’s the meaning of “cut up a rug”?
Dancin' in the living room cuttin' up a rug

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Q2 What’s the meaning “ a baby looks more like a hug”?
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Q3"Roll over Beethoven"? What ‘s it? I knew Beethoven.
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Q4 You're one day late and I'm a dollar short
What’s the meaning of above sentence?
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Q5 We got the big belly momma here we go again blues
Big belly momma=his wife is pregnant?
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What is the meaning of “go blues”? blues music?
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Q6 And if I find another tick I'm gonna come unglued
What is “another tick”? what is the meaning of “come unglued”?
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CONTEXT

Dancin' in the living room cuttin' up a rug
Dancin' with a baby looks more like a hug
Livin' in a house made of saw mill wood
"Roll over Beethoven" never sounded so good

Come on baby, baby let's go
Where we get the money honey I don't know
One more baby's alright by me
We'll just add another limb to the family tree

Well raising up babies is our new sport
You're one day late and I'm a dollar short
Now maybe it was planned maybe it was a goof
But a cat just has to dance on a hot tin roof

Come on baby, baby let's go
Where we get the money honey I don't know
One more baby's alright by me
We'll just add another limb to the family tree

Well the lawnmower's broken, the tax is due
And if I find another tick I'm gonna come unglued
We got hand me down clothes, hand me down shoes
We got the big belly momma here we go again blues

Come on baby, baby let's go
Where we get the money honey I don't know
One more baby's alright by me
We'll just add another limb to the family tree
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Hi Flora,

Dancin' in the living room cuttin' up a rug


To "cut a rug" means to dance. It is a slang term that arose in the 1920's and 30's.
dancing with a baby looks more like a hug”


This may be literal, in that the song seems to be about having a family. The singer may be saying that dancing whilst holding a baby is simply a way of cuddling the baby. Otherwise - I don't know!

"Roll over Beethoven"? What ‘s it? I knew Beethoven
This is the title of a song by The Beetles, and it simply means that young people have their own music, and don't want to listen to Beethoven.
You're one day late and I'm a dollar short


This has the same meaning as "too little, too late"

From answers.com
Inadequate as a remedy and not in time to be effective, as in The effort to divert the stream into a corn field was too little too late—the houses were already flooded. This term originated in the military, where it was applied to reinforcements that were insufficient and arrived too late to be of help.


I think in the song, the singer is using it to suggest that his wife is pregnant (she has missed her menstrual period), and they really don't have much money.
We got the big belly momma here we go again blues
Big belly momma=his wife is pregnant?


Exactly - preganant again

here we go again blues


yes - blues music -
And if I find another tick I'm gonna come unglued


he has been talking about not having enough money, wearing second hand clothes etc. It may be that he is referring to the blood-sucking insect "tick"

"Unglued" I'll go crazy!

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Hi Abbie,
Thank a bunch for throwing daylight on my questions again. I still have lots of questions as following. Would you please kindly help me out? Thank again.

Roll over Beethoven" never sounded so good
1) So, above sentence means the to-be daddy don’t enjoy Beetle’s music
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Where we get the money honey I don't know
2) Is correct sequence for the following, and above is just for the rhythm?
Honey I don’t know where we get the money?
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You're one day late and I'm a dollar short
3) Why does above mean” too little and too late”? is it a slang? Would you please make a sentence for me with that slang if so?

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4 )Now maybe it was planned maybe it was a goof
What does it refer here? What is the meaning of this sentence?
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But a cat just has to dance on a hot tin roof
5) What is the meaning of above? Slang?
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6) One more baby's alright by me
Does above sentence mean he is happy to be a to-be dad though he has no money?
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7) And if I find another tick I'm gonna come unglued
Does above means that he will be very happy if he earned lot of money
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8) We got hand me down clothes, hand me down shoes
What is the meaning of “ hand me down clothes”?

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9) We got the big belly momma here we go again blues
Why they will play blues music when his wife is pregnant? And why did the writer use past tense of “got” I think it should be present tense “ get”

Cheers,
Flora
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Roll over Beethoven" never sounded so good 1) So, above sentence means the to-be daddy don’t enjoy Beetle’s music


On the contrary. "Roll over Beethoven" is a rock and roll song, originally recorded by Chuck Berry and then by the Betles. daddy is having a good time - the rock and roll music "never sounded so good". It sounds better than he's ever heard it. (probably because he's happy)
Where we get the money honey I don't know
2) Is correct sequence for the following, and above is just for the rhythm?
Honey I don’t know where we get the money?


Yes, it's for the rythm and the sound in English. Putting the 2 rhyming words together is a device to make it sound better in the song.
too little, too late”?


"The fire engine arrived 2 hours after being called, and put 3 buckets of water on the fire; it was too little too late. The house burned down."

This is from answers.com
Inadequate as a remedy and not in time to be effective, as in The effort to divert the stream into a corn field was too little too late—the houses were already flooded. This term originated in the military, where it was applied to reinforcements that were insufficient and arrived too late to be of help.


Now maybe it was planned maybe it was a goof


He is referring to the pregnancy. "Maybe we planned it, or maybe it was a mistake."
cat on a hot tin roof


an expression meaning 'restless'. It is very picturesque - imagine what a cat would like like trying to walk on a hot roof! Another similar expression is "cat on hot bricks"
"Cat" is also a 1950's/60's term for a "cool" person.
One more baby's alright by me
Does above sentence mean he is happy to be a to-be dad though he has no money?

Yes

This verse has to be read altogether.
Well the lawnmower's broken, the tax is due
And if I find another tick I'm gonna come unglued
We got hand me down clothes, hand me down shoes
We got the big belly momma here we go again blues


He's listing all his troubles. If he finds another flea in his second hand clothes, he'll go crazy.
“ hand me down clothes”?


Old clothes which have been given to hime by someone else, or second hand clothes he's bought. He can't afford to buy new clothes.
We got the big belly momma here we go again blues


The blues is a type of music, and is often about the miseries of life. To "feel blue" and to "have the blues" means to feel sad.

This line is written in the form of a title of a pice of blues music. It doesn't mean they will play the music, nor that they are sad. he's being ironic - with all their troubles, they should be sad about having another baby, but they are vey happy.

The writer is actually using the simple present perfect "have got", but he has left out the "have". This is common in AmE, I think, and it also helps with thr rythm of the song.

Hi Abbie,
You are a BIG BIG BIG helper. I understand the whole lyric now but the following one which you have explained twice time. Any other way to help me out?

You're one day late and I'm a dollar short

Why does it mean "too little, too late"? I have read your explanation abt this for several timesssssssssssss, but I can NOT understand what you said abt. Sorry, I think my English is poor. Please be patient with me.
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Hi Abbie,
I have settle it down now. Thank you very much, anyway.