T.B. Blues
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


My good gal's trying
To make a fool out of me
Lord, my gal's trying
To make a fool out of me

Trying to make me believe
I ain't got that old T.B.
I've got the T.B. blues

When it rained down sorrow
It rained all over me
When it rained down sorrow
It rained all over me

'Cause my body rattles
Like a train on that old S.P.
I've got the T.B. blues

I've got that old T.B.
I can't eat a bite
Got that old T.B.
I can't eat a bite

Got me worried soul
I can't even sleep at night
I've got the T.B. blues

I've been fightin' like a lion
Looks like I'm going to lose
I'm fightin' like a lion
Looks like I'm going to lose

'Cause there ain't nobody
Ever whipped the T.B. blues
I've got the T.B. blues

Gee but the graveyard
Is a lonesome place
Lord that graveyard
Is a lonesome place

They put you on your back
Throw that mud down in your face
I've got the T.B. blues

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Written by: JIMMIE RODGERS, RAYMOND E. HALL

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39thala

Runs chills through me hearing him sing about the disease that would eventually kill him

W. Rusty Lane

One of my favorite Jimmie Rodgers' songs. I'm surprised he cut this song knowing that he was surely gonna die of the TB. Fighting like a lion, he knew he was gonna lose. RIP my brother.

Tombomb

He had an abrupt death from a lung bleed because of it

MicahFoxxMusic

@Captain My opinion is based on facts and anecdotal evidence. You haven’t done much in terms of bearing evidence here. I laid out the percentages for you.

Captain

@MicahFoxxMusic ok yeah your delusional if you actually believe that, goodbye!

MicahFoxxMusic

@Captain vaccines are available for covid. A friend swears hydroxychloroquin saved his life when he was diagnosed w covid in the hospital. There are plenty of treatments that work. Covid is much less dangerous than it is made out to be.

Captain

@MicahFoxxMusic and I'm saying that while tb is really bad, it has treatments that are known to work and covid doesn't

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jon walts

Rest In Place Jimmie. Your legacy will never die

HumanoidOrganism

It shows what life was before antibiotics. God bless Sir Alexander Fleming.

Mupyeong

Even in 2021, 15% of people who get TB die. Because the treatment is antiquated and has not been developed accordingly. For pets it's a death sentence still and humans in some countries have to enter a 2 year quarantine because of it.

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