Tullahoma Laundry Blues
DESCRIPTION: "We all live in and around Tullahoma... We work in the laundry with the rest of the trash, As we are called, you know." The singer works long hours for low pay. She never has any money. Osborn (the boss?) is unfair. The singer hopes for a better afterlife
AUTHOR: Lily Bell Whipple?
EARLIEST DATE: 1997 (Boswell/Wolfe); probably collected c. 1950 from Lily Bell Wipple
KEYWORDS: hardtimes work
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Boswell/Wolfe 65, pp. 106-107, "Tullahoma Laundry Blues" (1 text, listed as a song although no tune is given)
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