It Makes a Long-Time Man Feel Bad
DESCRIPTION: "It makes a long-time man feel bad... When he can't-a get a letter... from home." There's a wreck out on the road somewhere...." "Captain George, don't you drive me all the time...." "Hattie Belle, don't you cry about a dime...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1947
KEYWORDS: prison chaingang loneliness
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Lomax-FSNA 291, "It Makes a Long-Time Man Feel Bad" (1 text, 1 tune)
Jackson-DeadMan, pp. 77-78, "Make a Longtime Man Feel Bad" (2 short texts, both beginning "Roberta, let your hair grow long"; 1 tune); pp. 123-126, "Sure Make a Man Feel Bad" (1 text, 1 tune; Jackson apparently considers this a separate song, but it shares many lyrics with "Long-Time Man" and much of the rest is floating or improvised verses)
cf. "Alberta, Let Your Hair Hang Low" (lyrics)
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