Leavenworth Blues

DESCRIPTION: "I was in Leavenworth, boys, and my baby sent me there (x2), Just because I didn't want away, in most all day." "That's one no-good place." "Someone stole my gal, while I was in jail." "Blues remain all night in the Leavenworth walls."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (recording, Bertha "Chippie" Hill)
KEYWORDS: prison separation
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS2, p. 504, "Leavenworth Blues" (1 text)
Bertha "Chippie" Hill, "Leavenworth Blues" (OKeh 8367, 1926)
File: CAFS504B

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