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Street Car Blues Trk 10 3: 04
Sleepy John Estes
(John Adam Estes)
Sleepy John Estes - vocal & guitar
Yank - mandolin, Jab Jones - piano
Recorded: May 13, 1930 Memphis, Victor # 59919-2
Album: Gus Cannon And His Jug Stompers - 2 cd set
'Legendenary 1928 - 1930 Recordings'
Jsp Records cd3406

Now, I know the people
Is 'onna wonder, ev'rywhere
I say, I know the people
Is 'onna wonder, ev'rywhere
Because they heard of poor John
Was saw around 'lectric car

Now, catch the Central car for
Ride it down to Central Street
I say, I catch the Central car for
Ride it down to Central Street
Lord, I'm 'onna ease it down in Rovers
Catch my baby out on a midnight train

Lord, reason why baby, I
I been so long writin' to you
I said the reason why, baby
I been so long writin' to you
Because I been studyin' so hard
Lord, how to all sing these blues

'Sing 'em boy, for Mr. James! '

Lord, I lost my papa and my dear mama, too
I say, I love my papa and my dear mama, too
Lord, I'm gonna quit my bad way of livin'
And visit the Sunday school.

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