Jimmie Rodgers' Last Blue Yodel
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


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Well, I love the women
And I love them all the same
I love the women
And I love them all the same
I love the women
But not enough to give them my name

These women make a fool
Out of me, Lord out of me

I take a girl to dinner
She hangs around my neck
When I take a girl to dinner, Lord
She hangs around my neck she pays the taxi
Also pays my check

These women make a fool
Out of me, Lord out of me

Well, she rubs my back with alcohol
Just to cure my cough
Well, she rubs my back with alcohol
Just to cure my cough
Well, I almost broke my back
Trying to lick the alcohol off





These women make a fool
Out of me, Lord out of me

Overall Meaning

In Jimmie Rodgers' song "Jimmie Rodgers' Last Blue Yodel," the lyrics portray a complex portrayal of the artist's relationship with women. At first glance, the singer claims to love women but not enough to commit to them by giving them his name. This could suggest that the singer enjoys the company of women but is hesitant to enter into a long-term commitment or marriage. This sentiment reflects a sense of detachment or fear of intimacy.


The lyrics go on to describe how these women make a fool out of the singer. This suggests that the singer feels manipulated or taken advantage of in his interactions with women. The line about taking a girl to dinner and her paying for his expenses could convey a sense of dissatisfaction with the dynamics of these relationships, highlighting the singer's feelings of emasculation or lack of agency.


Furthermore, the mention of a girl rubbing the singer's back with alcohol to cure his cough brings a physical aspect to the relationship. However, the line about almost breaking his back trying to lick the alcohol off implies that the singer feels burdened or overwhelmed by the actions or expectations of these women. Overall, the lyrics of "Jimmie Rodgers' Last Blue Yodel" shed light on the complexities of the singer's interactions with women, highlighting themes of detachment, manipulation, and vulnerability.


Interesting Facts
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Line by Line Meaning

Well, I love the women
I have a deep affection for women


And I love them all the same
I have an equal love for each woman


I love the women
I am highly fond of women


But not enough to give them my name
However, I don't want to commit to any of them by sharing my name


These women make a fool
These women often make me appear foolish


Out of me, Lord out of me
They bring out my foolish side, my vulnerability


I take a girl to dinner
I invite a girl to have a meal with me


She hangs around my neck
She becomes attached to me, clinging onto me


When I take a girl to dinner, Lord
Whenever I go out on a dinner date with a girl


She hangs around my neck she pays the taxi
She even pays for the taxi fare


Also pays my check
She covers the cost of the meal as well


Well, she rubs my back with alcohol
She massages my back using alcohol


Just to cure my cough
In an attempt to alleviate my cough


Well, she rubs my back with alcohol
Again, she massages my back using alcohol


Just to cure my cough
Once more, with the intention of relieving my cough


Well, I almost broke my back
I nearly injured my back


Trying to lick the alcohol off
While attempting to remove the alcohol by licking it


These women make a fool
These women often make me appear foolish


Out of me, Lord out of me
They bring out my foolish side, my vulnerability




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Paul Hill

I love Jimmy's songs he deserves to be remembered

Brushstroke

I always feel like I'm sitting out on the porch enjoying the summer twilight when I listen to Jimmie Rodgers. This is one of my favorites. I recorded a cover version, please check it out:
https://youtu.be/EZL0AMwdfAM

I also recorded another version with a few lyrical changes and called it "Pizza Fool Yodel." You can check it out here:
https://youtu.be/vOV2_YPO_38

Caesar Warrick

Bought my first Jimmie Rodgers 78 rpm records in the salvation army record bin, Port Chester NY 1961. Also bought a recording of Vernon Dalhart singing Lucky Lindy. Somebody got rid of gold and I bought them all for a nickel a piece. Still have those records. Still play them..... It was Merle Haggards 2 record set. 'Same train, Different time' that put Jimmie back on top as the father of country music. Thank you, Merle and thank you, Jimmie. No body will ever put a song across like you guys did.

krishnakumar c

Legendary Jimmie Rodgers

MrBreeze911

If I learn to play this it'll be the best thing I ever do

Captain Bob Smiley

Greatest song ever.

T4TEXASTOM JOHNNYCAT

If a person is going to immulate The Singing Brakeman, they don't necessarily have to yodel well, or yodel at all. They don't even have to sing just like him. BUT, they better be able to play a guitar like he could.

Reality

Growing up the album Doggystyle was the closest thing we had to Jimmie Rodgers. Something tells me Snoop would love this. Perhaps he does, perhaps Willie's put it on when they've hung out.

Creighton

I could see it! Jimmie was basically rapping and a gangster before Snoop

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