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Album: ElephantReleased: 2003
There is a lot of sexual innuendo in this song, but according to Jack White, the "Ball And Biscuit" is a kind of vintage microphone. White is a big fan of American Blues, and he crafted the song in the style of Willie Dixon's "The Seventh Son," coming up with somewhat random lyrics shortly before recording the song.
The microphone that provided the title for this song is a STC 4021, which they had in Toe-Rag Studios in London, England, where this song was recorded. See an example of the microphone in Song Images
Clocking in at 7:18, this is the longest White Stripes song ever recorded.