Blue Yodel No. 3
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:

Shauncy Smith

I found my new hero! He's a "gangsta" and a country artist all rolled up in one! It took talent in those days to get a recording contract. He had talent! I can see where Hank Williams got his influence!

ITILII

Jimmie Rodgers is considered as the Father of Country Music.....Jimmie, Hank Williams and Fred Rose are the first 3 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame

retroeddie

Hank Williams, Hank Snow, and Ernest Tubb...all three idolized Jimmie Rodgers.

Thomas Wilson

I love it

Kind Human

Great song!

Judy Lear

Great song like all of Jimmie's are...

Carol Wells

I used ro listen to my Dad's 78's and my Aunt's Victrola. No one like him will ever be again.

Silver Fox Fox

Cant believe no one commented on this song. Another great!!!!

Garfield Rupe

Awesome.

Wilbert Leger

Very good song

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