Corinna, Corinna

DESCRIPTION: "Corinna, Corinna, where you been so long? (x2) Ain't had no lovin' since you've been gone." "Corinna, Corinna, where'd you stay last night? Your shoes ain't buttoned...." "I love Corinna, tell the world I do, And I hope someday babe, you'll love me too."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (recording, Blind Lemon Jefferson)
KEYWORDS: courting infidelity loneliness
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Lomax-FolkSongsOfNorthAmerica 312, "Corinna" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 76, "Corinna, Corinna" (1 text)

Roud #10030
Alabama Washboard Stompers, "Corrine, Corrina" (Vocalion 1630, 1931)
Arthur (Brother-in-Law) Armstrong, "Corinna" (AAFS 3987 B1)
Ashley and Abernathy, "Corrina, Corrina" (Banner 32427/Oriole 8129/Romeo 5129/Perfect 12800, 1931; on GoingDown)
Blue Ridge Mountain Entertainers [Clarence Ashley, Gwen Foster, Clrence Greene, Walt Davis], "Corrina, Corrina" (rec. 1931; on Ashley04)
Tom Bell, "Corinna" (AAFS 4068 B2)
Milton Brown & his Musical Brownies, "Where You Been So Long, Corrine?" (Bluebird B-5808/Montgomery Ward M-4755, 1935; rec. 1934)
Cliff Bruner's Texas Wanderers, "Corrine Corrina" (Decca 5350, 1937)
Matt Caldwell, "Corinna" (AAFS 1421 B2)
Cab Calloway, "Corrine, Corrina" (Perfect 15551, 1932)
Bo Carter [pseud. for Bo Chatmon] [& Charlie McCoy], "Corinne, Corrina" (Brunswick 7080, 1929; Vocalion 02701, 1934)
Clint Howard et al, "Corrina, Corrina" (on Ashley03)
Mississippi John Hurt, "Corrina, Corrina" (on MJHurt04)
Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon, "Corinne Blues" (Vocalion 1424, 1929)
Blind Lemon Jefferson, "Corrina Blues" (Paramount 12367, 1926; on Jefferson01, JeffersonCD01) [as is typical of blues, this is not "pure" Corinna, but the last verse clearly comes from this song]
Bascom Lamar Lunsford, "Corinna" (AAFS 1797 A2)
Jonesie & James Mack & Nick Robinson, "Corinna" (AAFS 1047 A3)
Wingy Manone & his orchestra, "Corinne Corrina (Where You Been So Long)" (Bluebird B-10289, 1939/Mongomery Ward M-8355, 1940)
Bob Nichols & Hugh Cross, "Corinne, Corrina" (Columbia 15480-D, 1929)
Leo Soileau and his Aces "Corrine, Corrina" (Decca 5101, 1935)
Lottie Stankey & Frank Starnes, "Corinna" (AAFS 3317 A1)
Tampa Red, "Corrine Blues" (RCA Victor 20-2432, 1947 -- presumably a reissue)
Taylor & Anderson, "Corrine, Corrine" (Supertone 9646, 1930)
Sonny Terry [pseud., Saunders Terrell], "Women's Blues (Corrina)" (on Terry01)
Saul Tippins, "Corinna" (AAFS 705 B)
Joe Turner, "Corrine Corrina" (Atlantic 1088, 1956)
Turner Brothers, "Connene, Corrina" [sic?] (Radio Artists 203, n.d.)
Mr. & Mrs. Crockett Ward, Fields & Frances Ward, "Corinna" (AAFS 4083 A3)

cf. "Alberta Blues" (derived song)
NOTES [65 words]: Lomax reports that this "also occurs as Alberta or Roberta." If so, they are not the songs usually found under these names [i.e. "Alberta, Let Your Hair Hang Low"]. - PJS, RBW
It should be noted that many do think them related, and Roud appears to lump them. But the form is simply too different in my book. The "Alberta Blues," however, is derived from this piece; see the notes there. - RBW
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