When a Woman Blue

DESCRIPTION: "When a woman blue (x2) she hang her head and cry... When a man get blue He grab a railroad train and ride." "I'm gonna lay my head Down on that railroad line. Let the train roll by And that'll pacify my mind. Honey when I die, don't you wear no black..."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1919 (Brown)
LONG DESCRIPTION: "When a woman blue, when a woman blue, she hang her head and cry... When a man get blue He grab a railroad train and ride." "I'm gonna lay my head, I'm gonna lay my head Down on that railroad line... Let the train roll by And that'll pacify my mind." "Honey when I die, don't you wear no black, For if you do, my ghost come slippin' back"
KEYWORDS: train suicide
FOUND IN: US(SE,So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Sandburg, pp. 236-237, "When a Woman Blue" (1 short text, 1 tune)
BrownIII 506, "Oh! When a Man Get the Blues" (1 fragment)

Roud #11808
File: San236

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