Kansas City Blues
DESCRIPTION: "River is deep and the river is wide, Gal I love is on the other side. I'm gonna move to Kansas City... Move, honey babe, where they don't 'low you." Miscellaneous verses about women, prostitution (?), drugs, loneliness, the girl the singer loves....
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (recording, "Red" Willie Smith)
KEYWORDS: drugs love whore travel home
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Silber-FSWB, p. 77, "Kansas City Blues" (1 text)
"Red" Willie Smith, "Kansas City Blues" (on NFMAla1)
cf. "Ohio River, She's So Deep and Wide" (floating lyrics)
NOTES: This song also became popular in jazz circles, after being popularized by Joe Turner and others. - PJS
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