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Blue Yodel No. 1
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


T for Texas, T for Tennessee
T for Texas, T for Tennessee
T for Thelma
That gal that made a wreck out of me

O-de-lay-ee-a-lay-ee-o-ly-ee

If you don't want me mama
You sure don't have to stall, Lawd Lawd
If you don't want me mama
You sure don't have to stall
'Cause I can get more women
Than a passenger train can haul

O-de-lay-ee-a-lay-ee-o-ly-ee

I'm gonna buy me a pistol
Just as long as I'm tall, Lawd, Lawd
I'm gonna buy me a pistol
Just as long as I'm tall
I'm gonna shoot poor Thelma
Just to see her jump and fall

O-de-lay-ee-a-lay-ee-o-ly-ee

I'm goin' where the water
Drinks like cherry wine, ding on boys, ding 'em
Lord I'm goin' where the water
Drinks like cherry wine
'Cause the Georgia water
Tastes like turpentine

O-de-lay-ee-a-lay-ee-o-ly-ee

I'm gonna buy me a shotgun
With a great long shiny barrel
I'm gonna buy me a shotgun
With a great long shiny barrel
I'm gonna shoot that rounder
That stole away my gal

O-de-lay-ee-a-lay-ee-o-ly-ee

Rather drink muddy water
Sleep in a hollow log
Rather drink muddy water
And sleep in a hollow log
Than to be in Atlanta
Treated like a dirty dog

O-de-lay-ee-a-lay-ee-o-ly-ee

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing
Written by: JIMMIE RODGERS

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

rusty ramrod

Lyrics
T for Texas, T for Tennessee
T for Texas, T for Tennessee
T for Thelma
That gal that made a wreck out of me
O-de-lay-ee-a-lay-ee-o-ly-ee
If you don't want me mama
You sure don't have to stall, Lawd Lawd
If you don't want me mama
You sure don't have to stall
'Cause I can get more women
Than a passenger train can haul
O-de-lay-ee-a-lay-ee-o-ly-ee
I'm gonna buy me a pistol
Just as long as I'm tall, Lawd, Lawd
I'm gonna buy me a pistol
Just as long as I'm tall
I'm gonna shoot poor Thelma
Just to see her jump and fall
O-de-lay-ee-a-lay-ee-o-ly-ee
I'm goin' where the water
Drinks like cherry wine, ding on boys, ding 'em
Lord I'm goin' where the water
Drinks like cherry wine
'Cause the Georgia water
Tastes like turpentine
O-de-lay-ee-a-lay-ee-o-ly-ee
I'm gonna buy me a shotgun
With a great long shiny barrel
I'm gonna buy me a shotgun
With a great long shiny barrel
I'm gonna shoot that rounder
That stole away my gal
O-de-lay-ee-a-lay-ee-o-ly-ee
Rather drink muddy water
Sleep in a hollow log
Rather drink muddy water
And sleep in a hollow log
Than to be in Atlanta
Treated like a dirty dog
O-de-lay-ee-a-lay-ee-o-ly-ee

your welcome...



All comments from YouTube:

MikeBlitzMag

Considering that he passed away in 1933, the fact that video clips of Jimmie Rodgers in action have survived is nothing less than answered prayer. Love it!

Zac Hill

@Station Manager I assume they must’ve recorded the audio for this at the same time they filmed it then synced it up right? I mean that would at least explain the women around him talking and everything being in sync with one another

Station Manager

The clips of Jimmie were shot on film. Later dubbed to video tape in the late 1960,s.

jab3785

The recording industry was still in its infancy not to mention talking pictures so to have anything this good is really a minor miracle.

Gunnar Anderson

I believe the sound has just degraded with age.

Wendy Swain

@relix7373 George Eastman Kodak

Gardner

it truly is.

relix7373

I honestly can't believe how incredible the quality is on this.

Debra Giannini

This was a "SHORT" film shown at weekly movie shows that included news reels as well as cartoons and movies. The sound and film were recorded separately and then combined for this "talkie" (as opposed to the "silent' films that began the film era and were shown with live musicians.

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I get so many weird looks when I tell people this is the kind of stuff I enjoy listening to since I’m only 25, but You can’t ever go wrong with a little bit of vintage country and blues.

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