California Blues (Blue Yodel #4)
DESCRIPTION: "I'm going to California where they sleep out every night (x2), I'm leaving you, mama, You know you don't treat me right." The singer claims he has a home everywhere he goes. He refuses to worry, and will ride the blinds if he has no railroad fare.
EARLIEST DATE: 1952
KEYWORDS: separation travel train
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BrownIII 505, "The California Blues" (1 text)
NOTES: Although Brown's text is obviously a popular Blue Yodel, the version recorded apparently did not include a yodeling part. - RBW
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