Ragged and Dirty Blues

DESCRIPTION: "Well I'm ragged, I'm hungry, I'm dirty too... If I clean up, sweet mama, can I stay all, all night with you?" The poor, homeless, orphaned stranger hits on the woman and complains that he wants to die. Then he decides to leave her whatever it takes
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1929
KEYWORDS: hardtimes hobo rambling courting train poverty
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Scott-BoA, pp. 319-320, "Ragged and Dirty Blues" (1 text, 1 tune)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Broke and Hungry
File: SBoA319

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