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West Indies Blues

    (Edgar Dowell)
Photograph of Esther Bigeou.
Transcribed from Piron's New Orleans Orchestra, vocals by Esther Bigeou, recorded December 14, 1923,
FromThe Complete Works of Esther Bigeou, Lillyn Brown, Alberta Brown & the Remaining Titles of Ada Brown in Chronological Order (1921-1928), Document Records DOCD-5489.

Got my grip and trunk all packed,
The ship, I'm gwine to take her,
So, good-bye, dear old New York town,
I'm gwine to Jamaica.
When I get on the other side,
I'll hang around the water,
I'll make my livin', sure as you're born,
Diving after quarters.

I'm gwine home, won't be long,
Gwine home, sure as you're born,
I'm gwine home, won't be long,
'Cause I got no time to lose!

I'm gwine home, I can't wait!
I'm gwine home, oh, Lord, I'm late!
I'm gwine home, I can't wait!
'Cause I got the West Indies Blues,
I got the West Indies Blues!
I got the West Indies Blues!

Gotta give up this worthless job,
Running the elevator,
I told my bossman I'd be back,
Some time soon or later,
When I come back to this great land,
You better watch me, Harvey,
'Cause I'm gonna be a great big man
Like my friend Marcus Garvey!

I'm gwine home, won't be long,
Gwine home, sure as you're born,
Gwine home, won't be long!
'Cause I got no time to lose!

I'm gwine home, I can't wait,
I'm gwine home, oh, man, I'm late!
I'm gwine home; I can't wait,
'Cause I got the West Indies Blues.
I got the West Indies Blues!
I got the West Indies Blues!
I got the West Indies Blues!


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Published 11/19/99.


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