DESCRIPTION: Singer laments his bachelor life. He sends a letter to his girlfriend, proposing that she share his lot; she answers by telegram, refusing. He replies, "If you don't like my bait, you need not to bite my hook"
AUTHOR: Steve Ledford
EARLIEST DATE: 1964 (recording, New Lost City Ramblers)
KEYWORDS: loneliness courting rejection bachelor
FOUND IN: US(SE)
Bill Carlisle, "Batchelor's Blues" (Vocalion 02879, 1935)
Steve Ledford, "Bachelor Blues" (Bluebird B-7626, 1938)
New Lost City Ramblers, "Bachelor Blues" (on NLCR13)
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