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Thread #11445   Message #4012081
Posted By: GUEST
05-Oct-19 - 06:11 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Brown's Ferry Blues
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown's Ferry Blues
I found a recording of Part 3 on Youtube [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AIhmmTGNbM] and transcribed it:

Brown's Ferry Blues - Part 3
As recorded by the Delmore Brothers, Bluebird 8230, 1939

Hard luck poppa coming down the lane
Give him back his walking cane
Lord, Lord, I got them Brown's Ferry Blues
He threw it away and went to town
To see that woman and now he’s down
Lord, Lord, I got them Brown's Ferry Blues

Revenue men done took my gin
I hope they never come back again
Lord, Lord, I got them Brown's Ferry Blues
They took my sweetheart with 'em too
Because she had a drink or two
Lord, Lord, I got them Brown's Ferry Blues

Hard luck poppa's getting too tight
If he keeps on drinkin' he'll be high as a kite
Lord, Lord, I got them Brown’s Ferry Blues
He's drinking that block & tackle kind
He can walk a block and tackle a lion
Lord, Lord, I got them Brown's Ferry Blues

I walked up to my girl's old man
To ask him for my true love's hand
Lord, Lord, I got them Brown's Ferry Blues
He said "you low, no good galoot"
And instead of her hand I got his foot
Lord, Lord, I got them Brown's Ferry Blues