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When Blues Lines Were Heard By

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Subject: When Blues Lines Were Heard By
Date: 26 Feb 18 - 03:00 AM

When some lyrics were heard by. Largely from 1911-1917 articles by folklorists and Newman White's 1928 book.

"baby what's the matter now... you want to quit me when you don't know how” by 1916
"The blues ain't nothing but a good man feeling bad" by 1912
“couldn't keep from crying” by 1908
“double do love you... don't care what you do” by 1912
“going to leave if I have to ride the rod" by 1908
"Going where chilly wind don't blow" by 1908
“Going where the water drinks like wine/Going where I've never been before...” by 1908
“I ain't got a friend in this town” by 1908 (same line is in "All Out And Down" by Mance Lipscomb, which he learned in about 1909)
“I am a poor girl and a long ways from home" by 1903
"I didn't come here to be nobody's dog” by 1908
"I got a letter, and this is how it read" by 1915
"I got the blues and can't be satisfied" by 1908
“I got the blues, but too damn mean to cry” by 1908
"I hate to hear my honey call my name" by 1908
“I'm going to lay my head down on some railroad line” by 1912
“I'm going to town now, what you want me to bring you back” by 1915 (but probably around during the Merry Widow hat fad of about 1907-1910)
“I'm worried now, but I won't be worried long” by 1915
“I've got the blues, I'm too damn mean to talk” by 1909
“I've got the weary blues and don't know what to do” by 1914
“If I'd a-listened to what my mother said” by 1915
“If you don't like my peaches, don't shake my tree” by 1913
"If you don't love me, please don't dog me around" by 1915
“If you ever had the blues, you know just how I feel” by 1915
“If you mistreat me, you sure will see it again/My mother dead...” by 1908 (compare "Big Chief Blues" by Furry Lewis)
“It takes gravel and rock to make a solid road” by 1916
“Judge done fine her, clerk done wrote it down" by 1908
“make a rabbit fight a hound” by 1916
“Meet me at the depot, bring my dirty clothes” by 1908
“Mississippi River she so deep and wide” by 1914
“My home ain't here it's a lighthouse on the sea” by 1912
“My mother's dead, my sister's gone away” by 1915
“Sayin' 'Please spare my man, Judge, if you can'” by 1915
“She change a dollar and give me a loving dime/I'll see her when her trouble like mine” by 1908
"So she laid in jail back to the wall/This brown-skin man cause of it all" by 1908
“some folks say them fore-day blues ain't bad/It must not have been them fore-day blues I had” by 1916
“That passenger train got ways just like a man” by 1915
“They give me coffee, they give me tea/They give me everything I wanted but the jail-house key" by 1916
"They tell me Joe Turner he done come" by 1908
“Thought I heard that K.C. whistle blow/Blow like she never blow before" by 1908
"train carried my baby" by 1908 (compare e.g. "How Long" by Frank Stokes)
“The train I ride don't burn no coal at all” by 1915
“The train I ride is sixteen coaches long” by 1915
"... train I rides, babe, it's called the Cannon Ball... fourteen coaches...” by 1910
"Uncle Sam ain't no woman but he surely can take your man away” by 1918
"when I die don't you wear no black” by 1912
“When I leave again, hang crepe all on your door” by 1915
“When I leave I'm going to leave on the cannon ball” by 1912
“where was you when the rolling mill burned down” by 1912 (compare "Moon Going Down" by Charlie Patton)
"woke up this morning with the blues all 'round my bed" by 1915
“You can always tell when she don't want you 'round” by 1915

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Subject: RE: When Blues Lines Were Heard By
From: GUEST,Joseph Scott
Date: 26 Feb 18 - 03:01 AM

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