District Attorney Blues
DESCRIPTION: "District attorney sure is hard on a man. He will take a woman's man and leave her cold in hand." Verses all start by calling the D.A. "hard on a man." He exiles men to "some distant land." "He ain't no woman, but he sure will take a woman's man."
AUTHOR: Booker T. Washington "Bukka" White
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (recording, Booker T. Washington "Bukka" White)
KEYWORDS: hardtimes separation prison lawyer nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Burton-TNSingers, pp. 184-185, "District Attorney Blues" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bukka White, "District Attorney Blues" (OKeh 05683, 1940)
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