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​If I Call You Mama

This song is by Luke Jordan and appears on the compilation Newly Discovered Titles, Alternate Takes & Supplements, Volume 8 (1895/96-1942) (1997).

If I call you, woman, doggone, you refuse to come
If I call you, woman, doggone, you refuse to come
Hot boilin' water, I swear, won't help you none

You been hollerin' 'round here 'bout you're goin', right now is your goin' time
(Guitar plays repetition of the line)
If you haven't got your train fare, woman, swear, I've got mine

You've been braggin' 'bout your brickhouse woman, you ought to see my frame
You've been braggin' 'bout your brickhouse woman, you ought to see my frame
You been hollerin' 'round here 'bout your high yella, you certainly ought to see my Jane

She don't use no tobacco, swear, she don't dip no snuff
She don't use no tobacco
She ain't no high yella, woman, she's fair brown enough

I called for whiskey, got the nerve to bring me gasoline
Mama, I called for whiskey, got the nerve to bring me gasoline
My home ain't here, it's down in New Orlean

If you don't b'lieve I'm leavin', woman, count the days I'm gone
If you don't b'lieve I'm leavin', woman, count the days I'm gone
I'm from the South, I'm superstitious, and I know something's goin' on wrong

Recorded:

November 19, 1929; New York City, NY