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Lyr/Chords Req: Travelin' Blues (Willie McTell)

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Subject: Blind Willie Mctell's
From: GUEST,Pooh
Date: 12 Jul 00 - 04:01 PM

Does anyone have the tab for Travelin' Blues? The ("started tellin me about cheese eggs; how he want em' fixed...") song? Or know of where to get it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Blind Willie Mctell's Traveli
From: SeanM
Date: 13 Jul 00 - 04:19 PM

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Blind Willie Mctell's Traveli
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 14 Jul 00 - 01:33 PM

Thy searching "Harry's Blues Lyrics"

Great song, one of my favourite slide tunes.


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Subject: Lyr Add: TRAVELIN' BLUES (Blind Willie McTell)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 11:10 PM

TRAVELIN' BLUES
As recorded by Blind Willie McTell, 1929.

[SPOKEN] I was traveling through South Americus.
I walked up to a lady's house,
Called her grandma.
Didn't know her name.
She give me something to eat.
Walked on down the road.
I heard an ol' train gettin' off like this...
I heard an ol' bell ring kinda like this...
I went on down. I heard an ol' whistle blow.
I heard it sing [SINGS] "Looka yonder. Looka yonder
At the women. At the women."

[SPOKEN] I went on and I began to sing to the engineer:
[SINGS] "Mister engineer, let a man ride the blind.
Mister engineer, let a poor man ride the blind."
Said, "I wouldn't mind it, fella, but you know this train ain't mine."

[SPOKEN] I begin to hear that ol' fella blowin' long-short.
That's the way he blowed.
And I begin to sing to him one more time.
[SINGS] "You're the cruel fireman, lowdown engineer.
You're the cruel fireman, lowdown engineer.
I'm trying to hobo my way and you leave me standing here."

[SPOKEN] Then I go along further and I began to sing poor-boy to him.
And he began to smile in my face;
[SINGS] "Get up, fella. Ride all 'round the world.
Get up, fella. Ride all 'round the world.
Poor boy, you ain't got no girl."

[SPOKEN] And I began to hear him tellin' me 'bout those cheese and eggs
"How you want 'em fixed?"
I say, "Scrambled down!
Scrambled down!
Scrambled down!"

Then I began to hear him
Tellin' about those cheese and eggs...
Cheese...eggs...dinner...dinner...

Then I began to hear him tell 'bout Emry
[SINGS] "I love you Emry. I love you true.
I love you, Emerald. Tell the world I do."
Yeah!

[Corrections made as suggested in comments below.--A Mudelf.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Travelin' Blues (Willie McTell)
From: GUEST
Date: 25 May 17 - 07:24 PM

I Know this is very old, but in the interest of accuracy - the line is "I was travelin' in the south, in Americus. Americus is a town in south georga - i don't think blind willie made it to south america... ;-)   

Best
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Travelin' Blues (Willie McTell)
From: leeneia
Date: 26 May 17 - 10:17 AM

Hi, Mark. What you say makes a lot of sense.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Travelin' Blues (Willie McTell)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jul 17 - 10:17 AM

"Ride this line" should be "ride the blinds," or riding on the area between train cars, which hobos were known to do.


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