'frisco Town
Memphis Minnie Lyrics


That old 'Frisco train makes a mile a minute
That old 'Frisco train makes a mile a minute
Well, in that old coach, I'm gonna sit right in it
I'm on my way, to 'Frisco town

You can toot your whistle, you can ring your bell
You can toot your whistle, you can ring your bell
But I know you been wanting it by the way you smell
I'm on my way to 'Frisco town
There's a boa constrictor and a lemon stick
There's a boa constrictor and a lemon stick
I don't mind being with you but my mama's sick
I'm on my way to 'Frisco town

I would tell you what's the matter, but I done got scared
I would tell you what's the matter, but I done got scared
You got to wait now, until we go to bed
I'm on my way to 'Frisco town

If you was sick, I wouldn't worry you
If you was sick, I wouldn't worry you
I wouldn't want you to do something that you couldn't do
I'm on my way to 'Frisco town

Well, if you want it, you can get it, and I ain't mad
Well, if you want it, you can get it, and I ain't mad
If you tell me this is something that you ain't never had
I'm on my way to 'Frisco town

Look-a here, you get mad everytime I call your name
Look-a here, you get mad everytime I call your name
I ain't never told you that you couldn't get that thing
I'm on my way to 'Frisco town

I woke up this morning about half past five
I woke up this morning about half past five
My baby turned over, cried just like a child
I'm on my way to 'Frisco town

I got something to tell you, I don't want to make you mad
I got something to tell you, I don't want to make you mad
I got something for you, make you feel glad
I'm on my way to 'Frisco town

Look-a here, look-a here, what you want me to do
Look-a here, look-a here, what you want me to do
Give you my jelly when die for you
I'm on my way to 'Frisco town

I got something to tell you, gonna break your heart
I got something to tell you, gonna break your heart
We been together so far, we gotta get apart
I'm on my way to 'Frisco town

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Comments from YouTube:

sparkescadman

This is so good you totally forget the few little scratches at the start . I found a 78 by Minnie about 15 years ago, and never heard anything else she did. She made consistency good records! Thanks!

Catherine Wilson

Female guitarist in a man world back in the 1920's.I visited her gravesite in Walls,Mississippi.

preservationhall01

@Catherine Wilson Yeah, and she held her own with the best and beat the hell out of the rest.

Paul Fenton

Great song and what a well done vid!! Really nice with the retro photos and. lyrics!!! 😁

preservationhall01

Glad you enjoyed. Its just fun to make vids for people who enjoy and comment. And its sure better than showing a picture of a label for 3 minutes.

James Clem

Great song and very well done video. You really captured the atmosphere of the tune and the era.

preservationhall01

@Rob Seaver Thanks much but I've got 100 others I think were better than this.

Rob Seaver

@preservationhall01 Don't be disappointed. This is one of the few gems on YouTube. I thought it was perfectly done.

preservationhall01

Thanks for your nice comment.  That was difficult music to produce a video for, and actually I was kind of disappointed in my final product.

DailyBrusher

Nice presentation, thanks for putting this together!

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