Down South Blues

Dock Boggs

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Dock Boggs

Moran Lee "Dock" Boggs (February 7, 1898 – February 7, 1971) was an influential old-time singer, songwriter and banjo player. His style of banjo playing, as well as his singing, is considered a unique combination of Appalachian folk music and African-American blues. Contemporary folk musicians and performers consider him a seminal figure, at least in part because of the appearance of two of his recordings from the 1920s, "Sugar Baby" and "Country Blues", on Harry Smith's 1951 collection Anthology of American Folk Music. Boggs was first recorded in 1927 and again in 1929, although he worked primarily as a coal miner for most of his life. He was "rediscovered" during the folk music revival of the 1960s and spent much of his later life playing at folk music fest… more »


Year:
1965
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I'm going to the station
Going to catch the fastest train that goes
I'm a-going back South
Where the weather suits my clothes

I'm going back South
If I wear out ninety-nine pair of shoes
'Cause I'm broken-hearted
I've got those down South blues

I was reared in the country
Where the snow it never fell
I'm a-going back South
If I don't do so well

Oh, my mama told me
And my daddy told me too
Don't you go off, honey
Let those men make a fool out of you

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Written by: RICHARD BOGGS, TRADITIONAL

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