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In the Mornin'

This song is by T.C. Johnson and "Blue Coat" Tom Nelson and appears on the compilation Country Blues Collector's Items (1924-1928) (1994).

When I was a young man, 't was ninety-one years ago
Now I am the old man and my back is bendin' low

Been fishing on this level for a-many years
But now I got the fever and I can not fish no more

Oh, oh, in the mornin', oh, oh, oh, early dawnin'
Oh, oh, in the mornin', way down in Mississippi
All day long

Standing down on Pearl Street, no shoes on my feet
Cornbread and molasses three times a day, I don't ever get no pay

Oh, oh, in the mornin', oh, oh, oh, early dawnin'
Oh, oh, hear me talkin', way down in Mississippi
All day long

When you come down to Mississippi towns, down on Washington Street
Just stop right by Rose Tolan's café, then you get you somethin' to eat

When you come out, you walk right in that poolroom, and then
Where they shoot dice and play pool, got a beauty from the nighthawk man

Oh, oh, in the mornin', oh, oh, oh early dawnin'
Oh, oh, in the mornin', way down in 'sippi
All day long

I went to see my gal one day and didn't have no way to arrive
Car broke down in the middle of the street, right there where I stood and cried

Oh, oh, in the mornin', oh, oh, oh, early dawnin'
Oh, oh, in the mornin', way down in 'sippi
All day long

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