Blue Yodel No 1
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
Yodel-aaaa-iiiiii-adle-aaaaa

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"

Yodel-aaaa-iiiiii-adle-aaaaa

Writer(s): Jimmie Rodgers

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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:

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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Adam from Iowa

I can't believe someone had the foresight to film him and that the film was preserved.

ITILII

Jimmie Rodgers, the Father of Country Music ! and one of the first 3 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame (along with Hank Williams and Fred Rose) BEYOND LEGENDARY !!!!!!!

flamespear86

It's actually insane how much film was lost and even destroyed on purpose. We've lost an incredible amount of history and art because of it. Even into the 80s it was common to record over old film and that's why there are no original recordings of the moon landing left today. That's why the quality of that film is so bad. It's not because of degradation or low quality filming. Analog film has extremely high resolution (film grain.)

stephen pavia

Thank God for that. I read about him...couldn't find the recordings because I was always looking in the "Blues" sections...heard him for the first time summer of '86, and nothing's been the same since.

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