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Lyr Req: Mobile-Texas Line

Paul Jay 19 Aug 99 - 09:45 PM
CarlZen 19 Aug 99 - 10:23 PM
Paul Jay 21 Aug 99 - 01:49 AM
Jim Dixon 09 Feb 08 - 03:26 AM
Padre 09 Feb 08 - 06:24 PM
Jim Dixon 09 Feb 08 - 11:47 PM
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Subject: Mobile Texas Line
From: Paul Jay
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 09:45 PM

It seem that the older I get the "peskyer" these songs become. Words anyone? Paul


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mobile Texas Line
From: CarlZen
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 10:23 PM

Is this the one that goes,

"Come, take a trip baby, Down on the Mobile Line,

Hey, Lordy Mama, mama, Hey lordy papa, papa,

Hollerin' 'bout the Mobile Line,

?????????????


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mobile Texas Line
From: Paul Jay
Date: 21 Aug 99 - 01:49 AM

Carl,

The one I have starts:

Gonna take a trip down, That Mobile, Texas line, Gonna take a trip down, That Mobile, Texas line, You know I want to ask you, You seen that gal of mine?

I rode that Central, I rode the L&N (repeat) Those Alabama Women, They look like section Men.

*After this point it get hazy. The ole' Grey Matter Ain't what it used to be. Cheers Paul


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Subject: Lyr Add: MOBILE-TEXAS LINE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Feb 08 - 03:26 AM

According to The Folk Music Index THE MOBILE-TEXAS LINE was written by Leroy Carr and recorded by John Hammond Jr.; Tom Rush; and Papa John Kolstad and Wildman Mike Turk. It also has the alternative title ALABAMA WOMAN BLUES.

I found a video on YouTube of Ken Mayall and Jim Bruce, who call themselves the Acoustic Blues Travellers, playing MOBILE-TEXAS LINE. They sing these words:

If you ever go down the Mobile-Texas line,
Did you ever go down, down the Mobile-Texas line?
Well, one thing I gotta ask you, did you see that girl o' mine?

I've rode the Central, boys. I've rode the L&M.
I rode the Central, boys. I rode the L&M.
Well, those Alabama women, they look like Central men.

Don't you cry, mama. Your daddy's goin' away.
Now, don't you cry, mama. Now your daddy's goin' away.
Well, you know I hate to leave, but I'm comin' back one day.

Look to the sky, mama, and tell me, what do you see?
Look to the sky, mama. Now tell me, what do you see?
You see the same old sun, and it's shinin' down on me.

So if you ever go down the Mobile-Texas line,
If you ever go down, down the Mobile-Texas line,
Well, one thing I gotta ask you, did you see that girl o' mine?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mobile-Texas Line
From: Padre
Date: 09 Feb 08 - 06:24 PM

I believe that 'L&M' should be 'L&N' for the Loiusville and Nashville Railroad. The 'Central' would be (given the Mobile reference) the Illinois Central, since the Central Railroad of Georgia does not run to Mobile.

Padre


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mobile-Texas Line
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Feb 08 - 11:47 PM

You're right about the L&N. I must have been unconsciously thinking of cigarettes!


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