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Tishamingo Blues


Overview


Workstation


Tuning
Capo Position

5th Fret

Original Recording

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Song Lyrics

'm goin' to Tishamingo, 'cause I'm sad today
I'm goin' to Tishamingo, because I'm sad today
And the woman I love, she done drove me away

I'm goin' to Tishamingo, to have my hambone boil
I'm goin' to Tishamingo, to have my hambone boil
These Atlanta women done let my hambone spoil

I woke up this morning, 'tween midnight and day
I woke up this morning, 'tween midnight and day
I felt for my rider, she done walked away

Can't you always tell when, when your good gal's gonna treat you mean?
Can't you always tell when your good gal's gonna treat you mean?
Your meals is un-reg'lar, your house ain't never clean

You can always tell, there's something goin' on wrong
You can always tell, there's something goin' on wrong
When you come in, your rider, she's out and gone

Say, when she come in, she got a rag tied 'round her head
When she come in, she got a rag tied 'round her head
You speak about lovin', she swear she's almost dead

Sweet mama, what's on your lovin' mind?
Mama, sweet mama, what's on your lovin' mind?
You can't quit me, 't ain't no need of trying

I've got a lovin' fairy, she's long and tall like me
Got a lovin' fairy, 'n' she's long and tall like me
I love my brownskin, I don't care where she be

Song History


Year of Recording

8 November 1926

Location

Atlanta, Georgia

Record Label

Columbia 14194-D