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Thread #15511   Message #3587352
Posted By: Jim Dixon
29-Dec-13 - 01:53 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Cocaine Blues 4 (Luke Jordan)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cocaine Blues 4 (Luke Jordan)
I am pleased to find this song posted at Mudcat. I am especially pleased to see that it is attributed to the correct artist. There is a lot of confusion at Mudcat about who sang what, or who wrote what, owing to the fact that there are several different songs with the title COCAINE BLUES.

See the Wikipedia article Cocaine Blues, which attempts to sort them out. Even that article has some wrong information, but hopefully it will be corrected.

I'd like to suggest 2 improvements to Jim Crutchfield's transcription, which is the best of those posted in this thread:

Verse 3, line 6: Another one's standin' there at the big back gate.

Verse 8, line 3: He kept a-whiffin', had the sickness and sore.

I'm not sure about the last one, but at least it gives you something to sing, if you want to sing this song.