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Jimmie Rogers – Mean Mama Blues lyrics

For weary weeks I waited
And hoping for the best
But blues will make me ramble
And the rails are leading west
I'm feeling oh, so lonesome
Pleasure I can't find
I'm leaving you mean mama
Just to worry you off of my mind

Oh de lay ee da yo da lee hee,
Yo da lee da lo da lay ee hee hee
Yo da lay ee hee lay ee hee
Da yo da lay ee hee hee eh hee

That old gang kindly whispers
Just fall in line and smile
Mean mama haunts me
And I crave the peace of miles
I don't know where I'm going
I'm feeling kind of queer
I've been from several places
And I'm going to be from here


Seems there's something missing
There’s feelings in my breast
I crave to cover distance
So mean mama give me rest
I hear the rails a singing
The sky is clear and blue
I'm going to leave you mama
When the train comes rolling through

No money in my pocket
I'm loafing around so flat
And soon I'll be strolling
Down that railroad track
And when I'm miles away
Riding all the while
I’ll think of you mean mama
I’ll think of you and smile

Oh de lay ee da yo da lee hee,
Yo da lee da lo da lay ee hee hee

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