Special Agent/Railroad Police Blues

DESCRIPTION: "Now, when I left for Ripley the weather was kind of cool...." "Now, I swung that 97...." "Now, them special agents up the country sure is hard on a man...." The singer asks the special agents to evict him near a town so he can make a recording
AUTHOR: Sleepy John Estes (1904-1977)
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (recording, Sleepy John Estes)
KEYWORDS: train hobo technology
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-LSRail, pp. 435-436, "Special Agent/Railroad Police Blues" (1 text, 1 tune)
Sleepy John Estes, "Special Agent (Railroad Police Blues" (Decca 7491, 1938)
File: LSRai435

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2018 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.