Blue Yodel #9
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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Davey Carfax

I'm not entirely certain, but my interpretation of the "reference" Colter mentions is that the scenario and interaction he has with the cop in 13 Silver Dollars reminds him of a song, Blue Yodel no.9. The first verse is as follows: "Standin' on the corner, I didn't mean no harm
Along come a police, he took me by the arm
It was down in Memphis, corner of Beale and Main
He says, "Big boy, you'll have to tell me your name"

[Refrain]
Dee-oh-dee-lay-ee, eh-ee, oh-dee-lay-ee"

In Colter's song he seems to set up a scenario that hearkens back to the story told in Blue Yodel no. 9.



Josh Loney Music

Everybody’s here to understand a reference..
But does anybody else catch the reference to another old time gem, “Frankie and Albert”?

Blue Yodel No 9:
“My good gal loves me, everybody knows
And she paid one hundred dollars, cash
Just for me, a suite of clothes
She come to the joint, a forty four in each hand
She said, “stand aside all you women and men, cause I’m looking for my man”

Frankie and Albert:
“Frankie was a woman, everybody knows
She paid one hundred dollars, just to buy her man a suite of clothes
But her man, lord, he’s done her wrong
So Frankie went walking
She did not go for fun
Wearing her apron, and carrying a smoking forty one
To shoot her man, cause he’s done her wrong
So Frankie dropped by the saloon, and called for a bottle of beer
And asked the loving bartender, “has my loving my been here?
He’s my man, worried he’s doing me wrong”



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Eric Sukiennik

the fact that we are all looking for the reference Colter Wall makes proves he is cooler then we could ever be.

Warden Andriuk

@John Sabourin yeah I'm shocked nobody knew this classic

Ash D

Just occurred to me to search for this song after listening to the Colter Wall reference for the hundredth time.

Ken Morson

Yup !

the soviet onion

its been 4 years but still the same reason

Nathan Pence

Honest to God truth

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Texas Revving

He didn't catch the reference I could tell

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One of the best young performers out there

6dogs

Easy colter

Captain Spalding

Yup... Me too

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