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​Don't You Leave Me Here

This song is by Papa Harvey Hull & Long "Cleeve" Reed and appears on the compilation The Songster Tradition: 1927-1935 (1991) and on the Compilation Classic Blues Songs From the 1920's- Vol. 12 (2014).

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Spoken: All right, boy, let's go back home

Alabama bound, Alabama bound
If the boat don't sink and the stack don't drown, Alabama bound

Boats up the river, runnin' side by side
Well, you got my lovin', kind sweet babe, guess you're satisfied

Don't you leave me here, don't you leave me here
Well, I don't mind you goin', sweet lovin' babe, leave a dollar for beer

Spoken: Hey, hey! Let's go, boys

How long, how long, has this train been gone?
How long, how long, sweet lovin' babe, has this train been gone?

Kate Adams got ways, just like a man
Well, she steals a woman, sweet lovin' babe, everywhere she land

Alabama bound, Alabama bound
If the boat don't sink and the stack don't drown, Alabama bound

Can you tell me how long, Jackson to McComb?
Well, it's fifteen miles, sweet lovin' babe, maybe, to my home

Don't you leave me here, don't you leave me here
Well, I don't mind you goin', sweet lovin', babe, leave a dime for beer

Alabama bound, Alabama bound
If the boat don't sink and the stack don't drown, Alabama bound

Spoken: Oh, do it, boys

Alabama bound, baby, turned around
If the boat don't sink and the stack don't drown, Alabama bound...

Recorded:

1927