When I Can Change My Clothes

DESCRIPTION: "Never will forget that day when they had me in Parchman Jail.... I wonder how long 'fore I can change my clothes." No one will go his bail. He is forced to work in rain and snow and cold, with bare feet. The singer wants to wear "citizen" clothes
AUTHOR: Booker T. Washington "Bukka" White
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (recording, Booker T. Washington "Bukka" White)
KEYWORDS: prison clothes hardtimes nonballad
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Burton-TNSingers, p. 179, "(When I Can Change My Clothes)" (1 text)
RECORDINGS:
Bukka White, "When Can I Change My Clothes" (Vocalion 05489, 1940)
File: BTN179

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