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​New Vicksburg Blues

This song is by Johnnie Temple and appears on the compilation album Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1994).

I've got those Vicksburg Blues and I, sing 'em anywhere I go
I've got those Vicksburg Blues and I, sing 'em anywhere I go
And the reason I sing 'em, my baby don't want me no more

I've got those Vicksburg Blues and I, sing 'em anywhere I please
I've got those Vicksburg Blues and I, sing 'em anywhere I please
That's the onliest thing to give my poor heart ease

Cryin', mama, I ain't gon' be your low-down dog no more
Cryin', mama, I ain't gon' be your low-down dog no more
And I been your dog ever since I entered your door

I don't like this old place, baby, and I never will
I don't like this old place, baby, and I never will
I can sit right chere and see Vicksburg on the hill

Vicksburg on a high hill, Lou'siana just below
Vicksburg on a high hill, Lou'siana just below
If you take me back, baby, I won't be bad no more

Recorded:

November 12, 1936; Chicago, IL

Musicians:

  • Johnnie Temple: vocals
  • Joshua Altheimer: piano
  • Johnnie Temple or Charlie McCoy; guitar