Blue Yodel No. 9
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


Standing on the corner, I didn't mean no harm
Along come the 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"

I said "you'll find my name on the tail of my shirt
I'm a Tennessee hustler, I don't have to work"
Listen all you rounders, you better leave my women alone
'Cause I'll take my special and run all you rounders home
My good girl loves me, everybody knows
And she paid a hundred cash dollars just for me a suit 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"

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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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