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T.C. Johnson Blues

This song is by 'Blue Coat' Tom Nelson and appears on the compilation Broke, Black & Blue (1999).

I was born in the state, of old Arkansas
I was born in the state, of old Arkansas
Where they don't allow, no Mississippi women there at all

I'm going I'm going, back to my old home to stay
I'm going I'm going, back to my old home to stay
And you'll find me, hanging around the levee both night and day

Then after I walk the levee, from end to end
Then after I walk the levee, from end to end
I'll go to Sweet Mama Alley, go and get my hooch and gin

I've tried old jelly, and old *loosha* too
I've tried old jelly, and old *loosha* too
But me and my gin house liquor, well we sure can do

I don't see why, white folks don't have no blues
I don't see why, white folks don't have no blues
They got all kinds of money, and brownskin women too

When you go to Vicksburg, please ask for old dripper king
When you go to Vicksburg, please ask for old dripper king
For he's the bootlegging fellow, your turkey sure can swing

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1928

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