Blue Yodel No. 2
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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Comments from YouTube:

Chev O'Coileáin

Excellent song. Gene Autry did a rendition of this where he switched around the lyrics and called it "Yodeling Hobo". Love both versions. Thanks for uploading.

Commodore Sixfour

Wow, this is so gangster! I love it. I must have the album.

Shane Wright

Ol' Jimmie Rodgers done everything there was to do in country music beofre the rest of country music even got out of bed

The Brazilian Atlantis

The Skillet-Lickers were selling 200,000 before Jimmie recorded anything.

Aileen

Shane Wright Last great country music singer are Gene Autry

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Aileen

Great country music by the great Jimmie Rodgers.

eliot duhan

"When members of Kenya's Kipsigi tribe first encountered the Blue Yodels in the early 1950s, they attributed Rodgers' voice to a half-man, half-antelope spirit they dubbed "Chemirocha."Songs dedicated to Chemirocha came to be incorporated into their fertility rituals..." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Yodel

Anthony Smith II

it takes all kinds

dagonn3

Ain't no African tribes dedicating fertility rituals to Garth Brooks, I tell you what.

Fernando ledesma

the everyday blues that's so true the legendary Jimmie Rodgers the father of country music the best with Hank Williams SR.

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