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Thread #71894 Message #1233226
Posted By: Margret RoadKnight
25-Jul-04 - 12:37 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Farewell Daddy Blues (Ma Rainey)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ma Rainey's Farewell Blues
3 of the verses are in Sandra Lieb's 1981 book
"Mother of the Blues: A Study of Ma Rainey"
- I'm wild about my daddy, I want him all the time (2)
But I don't want you, daddy, if I can't call you mine.
- Since my man left me others can't be found (2)
But before he left me , the other men was hanging around.
- So fare you well, daddy, someday you hear bad news (2)
When you look for your mama, she gone with the farewell blues.