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Bama Bound Blues

soundclip


by Ida Cox / Lovie Austin
recording of June 1923
from
Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1923) (Document 5322), copyright notice

Mister engineer, please turn your train around
Mister engineer, please turn your train around
I believe to my soul, my man is Bama1 bound

Take me back daddy, try me one more time
Take me back daddy, try me one more time
And if I don't please you, break my neck for trying

But the train passed by with my daddy on the inside
The train passed by with my daddy on the inside
I could do nothing but hang my head and I cried

My mama told me, my papa told me too
My mama told me, my papa told me too
Some brownskin man is going to be the death of you

I'm Bama bound, ain't got no railroad fare
I'm Bama bound, ain't got no railroad fare
If the blues don't leave me, I'll walk the railroad there

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Note 1: Bama, Alabama.

















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