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Thread #54836 Message #850546
Posted By: Homeless
19-Dec-02 - 01:55 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Cocaine Blues
Subject: RE: Origins: Cocaine blues
I've found a version of this, very similar to Johnny Cash, done by George Thorogood. Also, Garcia, Grisman, and Rice do a version where the melody is totally different and the words changed a lot, but the premise is the same. It has a different title, tho I don't recall that off hand. I've also heard Pete Seeger doing a song called "Cocaine Blues" that is similar to Johnny Cash's. I *think* it's just banjo in it, tho I may be wrong. I can check when I get home tonight.
Are you looking for info about your 1940's version, the dots, or a recording?