Beale Street Blues (Ramblin' Blues)
DESCRIPTION: "I've seen the lights of old gay Broadway," and much of the rest of the world, but the singer advises seeing Beale Street. But there is also a warning: "If Beale Street could talk, Married men would have to take their beds up and walk...."
AUTHOR: W. C. Handy
EARLIEST DATE: 1916
KEYWORDS: warning party
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Rorrer-RamblingBlues-LifeAndSongsOfCharliePoole, p .81, "Ramblin' Blues'" (1 text)
Cohen-AmericanFolkSongsARegionalEncyclopedia1, pp. 277-278, "Beale Street Blues" (1 text)
Charlie Poole & the North Carolina Ramblers, "Ramblin' Blues" (Columbia 15286-D, 1928)
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