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, then 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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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.

preservationhall01

She returned to Memphis where she sleeps peacefully in a Frisco state of mind.. Thanks for your comment. PH01

preservationhall01

The last of those steam engines went out of service in the 1950s didn't they? Thanks for your comment on Minnie, sounds like you really lived her life and times.

preservationhall01

I don't have them but try Google. Amazing what you can find there.

Dan Hubbs

Awesome! I love the queen -- you don't have the lyrics to "Lonesome Shack" or "Boneyard Blues" do you? thanks db

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!

preservationhall01

Thanks for your comments janv and xgf.

Rhudine Jackson

lol as i listened to the song....just read (or in this cas listent) between the lines. oh memphis u bad girl....she does look nice in several of these photos.

DailyBrusher

Nice presentation, thanks for putting this together!

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