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Chattanooga Blues

This song is by Ida Cox and appears on the compilation album Ida Cox Vol. 1 1923 (1995).

Went up on Lookout Mountain, looked as far as I could see
I was looking for the man who made a monkey out of me
Reached the depot, in time to catch the Cannonball
Got the blues for Chattanooga, won't be back till late next fall

Down in Chickamauga, Fort Oglethorpe
Grandest bunch of soldiers that you ever saw
On the Tennessee River, down to the lock and dam
Searching every mud hole, trying to find my good man Sam

Out Market to McCorley, east Main Street
Watching everybody that I chanced to meet
At last I found my daddy, living in Tannery Flat
Dressed in a tailor-made suit and a brand new Stetson hat

Daddy, sweet daddy, I know you'll quit me now
'Cause I don't need no daddy no how
Trouble, trouble, is all I ever find
I'm goin' away, try to wear you off my mind

Down in Chattanooga, the hospitality
Finest bunch of people in the state of Tennessee
I'm tired of roaming this way
Got the blues for Chattanooga, I'm going back to stay some day

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