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Roamin' Blues

This song is by Louis Jordan and appears on the compilation album Let the Good Times Roll (1938-1954) (1992) and on the compilation album Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five (2001) by Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five.

Left Chicago in the summer, New York in the fall
Detroit in the winter didn't prove a thing at all

I got those roamin' blues
Yes I got those roamin' blues
Can't find no place to settle
Woo I got those roamin' blues

Joined a club in old Saint Louis, that G.I. free loot club
Stood in line so long man, wore my legs down to a nub

I hit the road again
Yes I hit the road again
Can't find no place to settle
So I hit the road again

I thought I'd made it Jack in good old Albuquerq'
I was on the wrong track, you know they tried to make me work

I hit the road right quick
Yes that judge was much too slick
Can't find no place to settle
Woo I hit the road right quick

Then Las Vegas was the next stop, that fast town left me weak
The dice man made twelve passes and I was up the well-known creek

Those gamblers put me down
Yes I had to walk right out of town
Mm-mm, that ain't no place to settle
I had to walk right out of town

Ah but I hit the greatest town of all, Frantic Frisco
Got me a gal with plenty gold, she just won't let me go

I think I've found a place
Yes I got my boots all laced
Found me a home, I don't have to roam, it's good news
I've lost those roamin' blues

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