Polk County Blues
DESCRIPTION: "Ain't nobody knows Polk County like I do; I walked Polk county through and through." "Woke up this morning feeling bad; Thinking about good time I used to have." Other verses float
EARLIEST DATE: 1937 (Recording, Eddie Kelly's Washboard Band)
KEYWORDS: rambling floatingverses nonballad
Willie Gillard, "Polk County Blues" (on USFlorida01)
Eddie Kelly's Washboard Band, "Poole County Blues" (Bluebird B7204, 1937)
Ella Mae Wilson and Richard Williams, "Polk County Blues" (on USFlorida01)
NOTES [64 words]: The Eddie Kelly record sounds as though his words are "Polk County" rather than "Poole County" [as in his title].
Floating verses include "If I'd been living like my mama said I'd been at home In my folding bed," "Going away mama it won't be long Sure as you're born," "If that's your woman better pin her to your side Because if she flags my train I'm sure going to let her ride." - BS
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