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The Traditional Delta and Country Blues

Sabine River Blues by Texas Alexander

Sabine River Blues - Texas Alexander,
Eddie Heywood, accompanist, piano.

Sabine River, mama, so deep and wide, oh Lordy,
Sabine River, mama, so deep and wide
Sabine River, mama, so deep and wide
I can see my baby on the other side

Some cookin' cabbage, some cookin' collard greens, oh Lord, there is
Some cookin' cabbage, some cookin' collard greens
My woman got the best old garden, mama, 'round New Orleans

I'm goin' to New Orleans, babe, what you want me to bring you back? Oh Lordy,
Goin' to New Orleans, what you want me to bring you back?
Goin' to New Orleans, what you want me to bring you back?
A new pair of shoes and a Merry Widow hat

Mmmmmmm (hummed verse)

SOLO:

Iron my duckings, you can press my overhall (sic), oh Lord, you can
Iron my duckings, you can press my overhalls, you can
Iron my duckings, press my overhalls
'Cause I'm just in time to catch that midnight Cannonball

I'm leavin', sweet mama, don't you want to go? Oh, Lordy, I am
Leavin', sweet mama, don't you want to go?
'Cause my house is hainted (sic) and I can't stay there no more