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  1. Yellow Dog Blues

From the album Tiny Town

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Written by W.C. Handy

Lyrics

YELLOW DOG BLUES

by WC Handy

E'er since Miss Suzy Johnson lost her Jockey, Lee,
There has been some drama, & there is more to be;
You can hear her crying night and morn.
She's wonderin where her Easy Rider's gone?

Cablegrams goes off inquiry,
Telegrams goes off in sympathy,
Letters come from down in Alabam
And everywhere that Uncle Sam
is the ruler of delivery.

All day the phone rings, but it's not for me,
At las' good tidings fill our heart with glee,
This message came from down in Tennessee.
Chorus:

Miss Johnson your Easy Rider struck this burg today
On a southboun' rattler by the Pullman car.
I Seen him here an' he was on the hog.

All you Easy Riders got a stay away,
he had to vamp it but the hike ain't far.
He's gone where the Southern cross' the Yellow Dog.