The Singing Brakeman
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


We have lyrics for these tracks by Jimmie Rodgers:


A Drunkard's Child My father is a drunkard my mother she is dead And…
An English Country Garden How many kinds of sweet flowers grow In an English…
Anniversary Blue Yodel T for Texas, T for Tennessee T for Texas, T for…
Any Old TIme Oh ley-he-he-he, ah-le-oh-lay-he-he-he D'yo-del-ay-he-he, d'…
Are You Really Mine Are You Really Mine Jimmie Rodgers Roulette are-4090 (Hoffma…
Away out on the Mountain I'll pack my grip for a farewell trip Kiss Susie Jane…
Ben Dewberry Ben Dewberry was a brave engineer He told his fireman don't…
Better Loved You'll Never Be Better loved you'll never be Better loved than loved by me S…
Bimbombey Bimbombey, Bimbombey On the way to Bimbombey There's a hill …
Black Is The Color Black, black is the colour Of my true love's hair Her…
Blue monday blues I went down to the river to watch the fish…
Blue Yodel T for Texas, T for Tennessee T for Texas, T for…
Blue Yodel #11 I've got a gal I give her presents by the score I've…
Blue Yodel #12 Sorrow struck me one morning at The break of day Sorrow stru…
Blue Yodel #13 T for Texas, T for Tennessee T for Texas, T for…
Blue Yodel (T for Texas) T for Texas, T for Tennesee T for Texas, T for…
Blue Yodel N. 3 She's long she's tall she's six Feet from the ground She's l…
Blue Yodel N. 9 Standing on the corner, I didn't mean no harm Along come…
Blue Yodel No 1 Standing on the corner, I didn′t mean no harm Along come…
Blue Yodel No 4 T for Texas, T for Tennessee T for Texas, T for…
Blue Yodel No 9 Standing on the corner, I didn't mean no harm Along come…
Blue Yodel No. 1 T for Texas, T for Tennessee T for Texas, T for…
Blue Yodel No. 1 (T for Texas) 'T' for Texas, 'T' for Tennessee 'T' for Texas, 'T' for…
Blue Yodel No. 1 / T for Texas T for Texas, T for Tennessee T for Texas, T for…
Blue Yodel No. 8 Good mornin' captain, good mornin' shine Good mornin' captai…
Blue Yodel No. 8 (Mule Skinner Blues) Good morning captain Good morning shine Do you need another …
Blue Yodel No. 9 Standing on the corner, I didn't mean no harm Along come…
Blue Yodel No. 9 (Standin' on the Corner) Standing on the corner I didn't mean no harm Along come a…
Blue Yodel No.1 T for Texas, T for Tennessee T for Texas, T for…
Blue Yodel No.10 Something about you mama sure Gives me the blues, hey hey So…
Blue Yodel No.11 T for Texas, T for Tennessee T for Texas, T for…
Blue Yodel No.12 Sorrow struck me one morning at The break of day Sorrow stru…
Blue Yodel No.3 She's long she's tall she's six Feet from the ground She's l…
Blue Yodel No.6 T for Texas, T for Tennessee T for Texas, T for…
Blue Yodel No.8 Good mornin' captain, good mornin' shine Good mornin' captai…
Blue Yodel No.9 Standing on the corner, I didn't mean no harm Along come…
Blue Yodel Pt 1 T for Texas, T for Tennessee T for Texas, T for…
Bo Diddley Bo diddley bo diddley have you heard Well papas gonna buy…
Brakeman's Blues Portland main is just the same as sunny Tennessee Portland m…
Child Of Clay Child of clay Jimmie Rodgers Into the darkness he was sent …
Come Along Julie Down through the meadows, I was humming a song Looking at…
Cowhand's Last Ride One dark and stormy night while riding down the line; Railro…
Crooked Little House There was a crooked man and he had a crooked…
Daddy & Home Listen while you read I am dreaming tonight of an old…
Danny Boy Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling From glen…
Dear Old Sunny South By the Sea In my dear old home I was happy as I could…
Desert Blues Way out on the windswept desert where nature favors no…
Down the Old Road to Home I'm thinking of you while here all alone I'm wishing and…
Dreaming with Tears in My Eyes My heart is longing for you, love I cared for you…
English Country Garden How many kinds of sweet flowers grow In an English…
Everybody Does It in Hawaii Now talk about Hawaii I didn′t know it was so…
Find the Girl I had wondered, I was told There's no use to search…
For The Sake of Days Gone By You say that you are leaving That soon we two must…
Frankie & Johnny Frankie and Johnny were sweethearts oh Lordy how they did…
Frankie and Johnnie Frankie and Johnny were sweethearts Oh Lord, how they did l…
Frankie and Johnny Frankie and Johnny were sweethearts oh Lordy how they did…
Froggy went a Courtin' Well a froggy went a-courtin' He did ride Well a froggy went…
Gamblin' Bar Room Blues Ho-ho hey hey the gamblin' bar room blues I went down…
Gambling Polka Dot Blues I thought I was a gambler broke every shark in…
Girl in the Wood Remember me oh remember me Remember for the rest of your…
Gotta Lotta Tunes in My Guitar Gotta lotta tunes in my guitar Pretty little tunes in my…
Hey Little Baby Hey little baby sweet little lady Cute little baby come with…
Hey There Hey there You with the stars in your eyes. Love never made…
High Powered Mama Talk about blues the mean ol' blues We all have the…
Hobo Bill's Last Ride Riding on the eastbound freight train, speeding through the …
Home Call At the close of the day When the sun sinks away Below…
Honeycomb (Honeycomb) (Honeycomb) Well it's a darn good life And it's…
Hush Little Baby Hey little baby sweet little lady Cute little baby come with…
I T for Texas, T for Tennessee T for Texas, T for…
I can't give you anything but love Gee, but it's tough to be broke, kid. It's not a…
I Wanna Be Free I wanna be free, Like the bluebirds flying by me, Like the…
I'll Say Goodbye When you wake up And find me gone tomorrow Don′t think I…
I'm Free I've got rid of the shackles that bound me And the…
I'm In The Jailhouse Now I had a friend named Ramblin' Bob Who used to steal,…
I'm Just A Country Boy I'm gonna marry in the fall I ain't gonna marry in…
I'm Lonely and Blue I'm lonely and blue, I'm down hearted too Nobody but you…
I'm Lonesome Too You call me up and say your tears are fallin' You…
I'm Lonley And Blue I'm lonely and blue, I'm down hearted too Nobody but you…
I'm Never Gonna Tell I'm Never Gonna Tell Jimmie Rodgers Roulette R-4129 (Hoffman…
I'm On My Way I've been away just a year today But soon I will…
I'm Sorry We Met Though you have refused to see me my dear You'd rather…
I've Only Loved Three Women I’ve only loved three women in All my weary life The first…
I've Ranged I've Roamed I've Traveled I've ranged, I've roamed and I've travelled I've been a no…
i’m lonely and blue I'm lonely and blue, I'm down hearted too Nobody but you…
In an English Country Garden How many kinds of sweet flowers grow In an English…
In the Hills of Tennessee You were right, I was wrong Guess you knew it right…
In The Jail House Now No. 2 I had a friend named Campbell He used to rob, steal…
In the Jailhouse Now I had a friend named Ramblin' Bob Who used to steal,…
In the Jailhouse Now No. 2 I had a friend named Campbell He used to rob, steal…
In the Jailhouse Now No.2 I had a friend named Ramblin' Bob Who used to steal,…
it If time were not a moving thing And I could make…
It's My Time I will go to the gallows at sunrise They say I…
It's Over Came in last night at half past ten That baby of…
I’m Lonely and Blue I'm lonely and blue, I'm down hearted too Nobody but you…
Jamaica Farewell Down the way where the nights are gay And the sun…
Jimmie Rodgers Last Yodel Well, I love the women And I love them all the…
Jimmie Rodgers Visits The Carter Family Far away on a hill Thou a sunny mountain side Many years…
Jimmie Rodgers' Last Blue Yodel Well, I love the women And I love them all the…
Jimmie the Kid I'll tell you a story of Jimmie the Kid he's a…
Jimmie Visits the Carter Family Far away on a hill Thou a sunny mountain side Many years…
Jimmie's Mean Mama Blues For weary weeks I waited And hoping for the best But blues…
Just a Closer Walk with Thee Chorus: Just a closer walk with Thee, Grant it, Jesus,…
Keep on the Sunny Side Well there's a dark and a troubled side of life. There's…
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine Well, when I was a young man never been kissed I…
Lassie O' Mine I love a lassie as fair as can be And she…
Last Blue Yodel Well, I love the women And I love them all the…
Let Me Be Your Side Track I saw two little monkeys playing up in a tree I…
Let Me Be Your Sidetrack My good gal's gone Don't know why she went away Yes my…
Liza Liza, liza, never gonna say I love you liza Never gonna…
lonesome road Look down, look down that lonesome road Before you travel o…
Long Tall Mama Blues I got a little mama, got a long tall mama,…
Looking for a New Mama I want a brand new mama I think I let her…
Lord Randal Where have you been lord randal my son Where have you…
Lullaby Yodel My baby I know that you want me Each lonely night…
M I'm lonely and blue, I'm down hearted too Nobody but you…
Make Me a Miracle Make Me A Miracle by Jimmie Rodgers Roulette R-4070 (Hoffman…
Me About You Soldier soldier will you marry me with your musket fifen…
Memphis Yodel I woke up this morning The blues all around my bed I…
Miss the Mississippi and You I'm growing tired of the big city's lights Tired of the…
Mississippi Delta Blues With friends around and even pals that I know are…
Mississippi Moon I've heard all about the tune that's called the alabama…
Mississippi River Blues The Mississippi River Blues... Oh you Mississippi river w…
Moonlight and Skies Oh, come hear my story Of heartaches and sighs I'm a prisone…
Mother the Queen of My Heart I had a home down in Texas Down where the blue…
Mother Was a Lady Two drummers sat at dinner in a grand hotel one…
Mule Skinner Blues Good mornin' captain, good mornin' shine Good mornin' captai…
Muleskinner Blues Good mornin' captain, good mornin' shine Good mornin' capta…
My Blue Eyed Jane The sweetest girl in the world Is my blue-eyed Jane We fel…
My Blue-Eyed Jane The sweetest girl in the world Is my blue-eyed Jane We fell…
My Good Gal's Gone Blues My good gal's gone Don't know why she went away Yes my…
My Little Lady I had a gal, oh, what a gal, her name…
My Little Old Home I never knew that the place i grew Is the grandest…
My Little Old Home Down in New Orleans I never knew that the place i grew Is the grandest…
My Old Pal I'm thinking of you tonight old pal And wishing that you…
My Rough and Rowdy Ways For years and years I've rambled drank my wines and…
My Time Ain't Long I will go to the gallows at sunrise They say I…
Mystery of Number Five I stepped out this morning To Watch my drivers roll To hear…
Ninety Nine Year Blues Lord, these ninety-nine blues ain't No fancy dream if you ha…
No Hard Times (Yodel-ay-ee, oh-lay-ee, oh-lay-ee) I got a bale of flour…
Nobody Knows but Me Nobody knows about the jailhouse blues Till you get within …
O Holy Night Oh holy night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the…
O Little Town of Bethlehem Oh little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee…
Oh Oh I'm Falling in Love Again Uh-oh, I'm falling in love again, uh-oh... Many's the time…
Oh-Oh I'm Falling In Love Again Uh, oh, I′m falling in love again, uh, oh Many's the…
Old Love Letters Looking thru old love letters That once made me happy and…
Old Pal of My Heart The shadows of twilight are falling On a heart so lonesome…
Peach Pickin' Time In Georgia When it's peach pickin' time in Georgia Apple pickin' time i…
Pistol Packin' Mama I'm a pistol-packin' papa, and when I walk down the…




and many more tracks by Jimmie Rodgers.


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Kevin K

Well, at least the Sooy Brothers got to work on both versions.
This is really fascinating stuff, I had no idea there were two versions shot a year apart. Thanks for your work!

bill rossi

They were both recorded on the same day. The reason for two takes was Victor wanted two takes for the soundtrack discs.
The Jasper Ewing Brady one was released in 1929 and when they came to rerelease in 1930 they used the Basil Smith one either intentionally or otherwise.
Smith and Brady directed more of the Columbia musical shorts than anyone else.

bill rossi

@Geno's House of Rare Films Columbia was often referred to as a poverty row studio so continuity would not have been their strong point yet both takes look the same. Carrie Rodgers said in her book My Husband Jimmie Rodgers Quote And on the callboard he'd had them Chalk up the actual names of some of his railroad buddies Unquote.The Names written in chalk on the blackboard look identical. If they had to rewrite them months apart there would be some difference no matter how small, and I don't see any. Also Barry Mazor who wrote the most recent book on Rodgers called Meeting Jimmie Rodgers said when discussing both takes of the film Quote These are alternate performances, if almost surely from the same day Unquote.If you were going to shoot two takes why not on the same day, why months apart.
Thanks for putting the film on youtube. I had the Brady one on video for many years, a few years ago it broke from constant rewinding and playing so good to have it again.

Carlos Froggy May

@Geno's House of Rare Films Seeing them back to back, I'm skeptical. The set isn't just the same, it's identical - I doubt it would have been left undisturbed for months. I doubt '29/'30 set dressers would have taken pains to get every small detail like angle of flowers and cans to precisely match, especially if it was to make a new version that didn't need to match the old one since they wouldn't be intercut.

Geno's House of Rare Films

According to my source, film historian and collector Ralph Celentano, they were filmed months apart.

Carlos Froggy May

Great, the other versions of the '29 film on YouTube were removed, so good to see it again - and not in as bad condition as other prints, and to compare the two back to back! Perhaps someone else has already written about this, but I'll put forth my hypothesis: The 1930 is not a remake. Both were filmed at the same time, perhaps on the same day, and were "alternative takes". Note that early soundies, the whole reel would be a single take, as there were so many things that could go wrong with both the awkward technology and the performance, multiple takes were common. All the props, chalk sign, plants etc are in the same position. If the film was redone months later, no point in striving for so perfect a match back in those days. Even the creases in Jimmie's hat match so much it looks to me that he may not have taken it off and put it back on between the two. Assuming both takes were available to the studio in 1929, I see reasons why the "1929" copyright date version was chosen for release - Jimmie's "How about my coffee?" line is delivered with more conviction and better comic timing, and in the other (now more familiar) take he bumps his guitar against the chair at one point. So I speculate that the "1930" copyright date version was filmed at the same time as the 1929, but not released until the next year, possibly due to some problem with the producing more prints from the first release version like the master negative wearing out.

HoorayTV21

Do we know that this exists anywhere else? This is the first I've heard of another version myself.

Bradley Olson

@Geno's House of Rare Films Thanks for the warning and I did remove my comment.

Gunnar Anderson

@Geno's House of Rare Films If you're referring to my email, I don't recall mentioning anything pertaining to watermarks. I only sent the email because I was excited to have found a version that wasn't degraded in quality.

Geno's House of Rare Films

To anyone, especially the two entitled gentlemen in this thread, demanding unwatermarked copies of this and any other film on my channel, you are NOT receiving one! Mr. Celentano has entrusted me with this material with the provision that a watermark be affixed as to protect his investment. Many gullible film collectors have shared their material without such a stamp and their material has wound up distributed on the grey market and in budget collections, thereby losing much of their original investment.

Film collectors like Ralph Celentano have spent upwards in the higher thousands procuring this rare material and he has entrusted me with the task of sharing this collection online. I refuse to compromise this professional as well as personal relationship by providing non watermarked copies of these films to ANYONE!

I have grown tired of greedy individuals like yourselves galivanting to my channel and in to my private email inbox asking for non-watermarked copies of this material. I am the sole distributor, with exclusivity, for this material and I do not appreciate such solicitation.

You should be grateful that Mr. Celentano has allowed his material be shared online at all considering many film collectors are notorious for withholding material for reasons I addressed above. If the watermark offends you, you are not obligated to view the content shared on this channel, but I will not have anyone demanding free unwatermarked copies of films here or in my email, anyone who does so will either be permanently banned from commenting or will receive a terse and curt response depending on how I feel.

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