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GUEST,Richie Origins: Early Blues Songs (37) RE: Origins: Early Blues Songs 27 Feb 11


Here's a partial transcription- original transcribes by JJ Niles in 1898

BLACK ALFALFA'S JAIL-HOUSE SHOUTING BLUES

Ophelia Simpson, composer. Kentucky, 1898.

I ain't got not a friend in dis town,
I ain't got not a friend in dis town,
'Cause my New Orleans partner done turned me down.

Po' gal wishin' for dat jail-house key,
Po' gal wishin' for dat jail-house key,
To open up de door and let herself go free.


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