I'm a Stranger Here

DESCRIPTION: "Ain't it hard to stumble When you got no place to fall? (x2) In this whole wide world I got no place at all. I'm a stranger here... I would go home, but... I'm a stranger here." The singer takes his mule -- all this baby left -- and seek a fair shake.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1937 (collected from Louise Henson)
KEYWORDS: home abandonment hardtimes
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Lomax-Singing, pp. 371-372, "I'm a Stranger Here" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 81, "I'm a Stranger Here" (1 text)

Roud #15589
cf. "Worried Man Blues" (floating lyrics)
cf. "I'm Worried Now But I Won't Be Worried Long" (floating lyrics)
NOTES [48 words]: The Louise Henson version in Lomax-Singing includes the well-known lines "I'm worried now, but I won't be worried long; It takes a worried man to sing a worried song," but the rest seems to be separate. Henson seems to have been fond of those words, including them in multiple songs. - RBW
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