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Thread #128117   Message #4061612
Posted By: GUEST,Joseph Scott
27-Jun-20 - 02:49 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Good Morning Blues (Leadbelly?)
Subject: RE: Origin: Good Morning Blues (Leadbelly?)
“I woke up this morning with the blues all 'round my bed” is in W.C. Handy's "Shoeboot's Serenade," 1915.

The "blues how do you do" stuff is in Bessie Smith by 1923 and I don't know of any evidence for it from the '10s. Leadbelly liked to listen to records by Bessie, Leroy Carr, Roosevelt Sykes, Washboard Sam, etc.