The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #118763   Message #2570149
Posted By: dwditty
18-Feb-09 - 01:01 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Sporting Life blues
Subject: RE: Origins: Sporting Life blues
Sportin' Life was written by Brownie McGhee - when he was 15 years old! - which attests to the kind of childhood he had. The late Dave Van Ronk - who does the best version I know - tells a great story about the song. He covers the song on several albums - a google search will turn it up I am sure.