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Chain Gang Trouble

This song is by Charley Lincoln and appears on the split compilation album Charley Lincoln & Willie Baker (1927-1930) (1992) by Charley Lincoln and Willie Baker.

The train run off nine mile from town
And killed little Lula dead

Her head was found in the drivin' wheel
Her body have never been seen

I cried, I moaned, I cried, I moaned
I asked, "How long, how long?"

I asked my captain for the time of day
Say, he throwed his watch away

If I listened at my mother uh, and father, they
I never woulda been here today

If I ever get back home, oh baby, to stay
I never be treated this-a-way

How long, how long, how long, how long
How long 'fore I can go home?

I arrived with the blues and I worked with the blues
Nothin' I can get but bad news

Recorded:

1927