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​My Gal's Done Quit Me

This song is by Luke Jordan and appears on the compilation The Songster Tradition: 1927-1935 (1991).

Partner, my gal has quit me, the talk's all over town
Partner, my gal has quit me, the talk's all over town
She left this note layin' on the kitchen table, sayin' Daddy I'm Alabama bound

I went runnin' to the station, wringin' my hands and cryin'
I went runnin' to the station, wringin' my hands and cryin'
Cryin': Come back, pretty mama, God's sake, don't go this time

I done bought my ticket, daddy, I'm compelled to ride
I done bought my ticket, daddy, I'm compelled to ride
Say: You know when you had me, man, you couldn't be satisfied

Tell the truth, mama, tell it!

Then she showed me her ticket, it was long as my right arm
Yes, she showed me her ticket, long as my right arm
I said: Babe, you be ridin' so long, I think you're dead and gone

I had the railroad blues, I didn't have that railroad fare
I had the railroad blues, I didn't have that railroad fare
Sayin' my shoes's soled up, I mean to walk the distance there

I woke up this mornin' with travelin' on my mind
I woke up this mornin' with travelin' on my mind
Happen to feel in my pocket, and I didn't have a lousy dime

Recorded:

November 18, 1929; New York City, NY