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​C & O Blues

This song is by Blind Joe Amos and appears on the compilation Lonesome Whistle: An Anthology of American Railroad Song (2012).

Did you ever wake up, between midnight and day
Did you ever wake up, between midnight and day
And felt for your rider, she done eased away

Fourteen long years, C and O run by my door
Fourteen long years, C and O run by my door
My fair brown told me this morning, she didn't want me no more

If you don't want me baby, what makes you wine and cry
If you don't want me baby, what makes you wine and cry
You put that thing on me mama, and let a black child die

Which a-way which a-way, did the C and O leave your town
Which a-way which a-way, did the C and O leave your town
She's gone west baby, Capital Creek Junction bound

My mama told me baby, two long years ago
My mama told me baby, two long years ago
If you fool with that little woman, you'll have nowhere to go

Want all of you men, to clearly understand
Want all of you men, to clearly understand
Take a Alabama woman, sure going to quit you for another man

I love you baby, tell the whole round world I do
I love you baby, tell the whole round world I do
I love you baby, don't care what you do

Recorded:

1927