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Windy City Blues

Transcribed from vocals by Ruth Ladson, with the Three Shadows, recorded 1941,
From Sissy Man Blues, Mojo, CD-MOJO-304.

When I was down in Georgia, reading the Chicago news,
Say, when I was down in Georgia, reading the Chicago news,
Now, I wasn't satisfied; I got those Windy City blues.

Then I came up out of Georgia, green as I could be,
I met a Chicago woman; she said, "Come and go with me."
She asked me if I had any money, but was I broke as I could be.

She said, "Look here, young woman, you're young and I am so old,
And you're in dear old Chicago, where there's plenty of gold,
You'll have to use your head to get it; there's easy ways I've been told."

When we get up to her house, up on the second floor,
I saw the head of a man, peepin' from every door;
I said, "You better get me outa here
Before it is too late, too late, too late.
Just the sight of all these men gives me the belly-ache."

I've got those Windy City blues, blue as I can be.
I've got those Windy City blues, blue as I can be.
'Cause all those Chicago men have made a doggone fool of me.



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Published 8/27/01.


 
 

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