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YELLOW DOG BLUES (aka YELLOW DOG RAG) (W.C. Handy) W.C. Handy - 1915 Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra (Instr.) - 1920 Bessie Smith - 1925 Duke Ellington & His Orch. - 1928 Ben Pollack & His Orch. (vocal: Ben Pollack) - 1929 Ted Lewis & His Band (Instr.) - 1930 Henry "Red" Allan & His Orch. - 1932 Louis Armstrong & His All Stars - 1954 Eartha Kitt (feat. in the film "St. Louis Blues") - 1958 Al Hirt - 1962 Also recorded by: Nat King Cole; Big Maybelle; Ken Collyer's Jazzmen; Eddie Condon; Bob Helm; Chris Barber's Jazzband; Alexis Korner; Kid Ory; Humphrey Lyttelton: ....... and many others. Ever since Miss Susan Johnson lost her Jockey Lee There has been much excitement, more to be You can hear her moaning night and morn "Wonder where my Easy Rider's gone?" Cablegrams come of sympathy, telegrams go of inquiry Letters come from down in "Bam" And everywhere that Uncle Sam has a rural delivery All day the phone rings, but it's not for me At last good tidings fill our hearts with glee This message comes from Tennessee Dear Sue, your easy rider struck this burg today On a southboun' rattler, side door Pullman car Seen him here an' he was on the hog Easy rider's gotta stay away So he had to vamp it but the hike ain't far He's gone where the Southern cross the Yellow Dog (Contributed by Mel - January 2009)

    


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