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​Kansas City Papa

This song is by Lead Belly and appears on the album Leadbelly Arc & Library Of Congress Recordings, Vol. 1 (1934-1935) (2005).

Kansas City, ain't it a pity
Kansas City, b'lieve 'm 'bout to low' my line

When I get to Kansas City I'm gonna blow my line
When I get to Kansas City I'm gonna blow my line
I get to Kansas City I'll be hard to find
In Kansas City, ain't it a pity
Kansas City, believe 'm bout to low' my line

Spoken: Two women was jivin' with one another one day:

"You keep on talkin' till you make me think
Your daddy was a bulldog and your mammy was a man"
In Kansas City, wadn't it a pity
Kansas City, b'lieve 'm 'bout to low' my line

"You keep on talkin' till you make me mad
I tell you 'bout the puppies that your sister had"
In Kansas City, wadn't that a pity
Kansas City, b'lieve 'm 'bout to low' my line

Women in Tennessee Lord, doin' the Turkey Trot
The women in Louisiana doing the Eagle Rock
In Kansas City, wadn't it a pity
Kansas City, b'lieve 'm bout to low' my line

The funniest thing that I ever seen
A tom cat stitchin' on a sewin' machine
A tom cat stitchin' on a sewin' machine
A tom cat stitchin' on a sewin' machine
In Kansas City, wadn't it a pity
Kansas City, b'lieve 'm bout to low' my line

The funniest thing that I ever did see
S'a polecat climbin' up a 'simmon tree
In Kansas City, wadn't it a pity
Kansas City, b'lieve 'm 'bout to low' my line