Old Time Blues Digital Songbag

In a humble effort to follow in the footsteps of the great song collectors like John A. Lomax and Carl Sandburg, Old Time Blues presents the Old Time Blues Digital Songbag, a virtual book of song lyrics dating to the 1920s and 1930s, primarily of folk, blues, and jazz and interest, collected and transcribed by R. Connor Montgomery from primary source material (phonograph records or original sheet music and songbooks) within the Old Time Blues Collection.

Transcriptions of “scat” lyrics are approximate.  Guitar chords, if provided, are a suggestion only, and may not be fully accurate, nor the most ideal method of playing the song in question.

≡ Table of Contents ≡

  1. Beautiful Texas
  2. Blue Yodel No. 8 (Mule Skinner Blues)
  3. Blue Yodel No. 10 (Ground Hog Rootin’ in My Back Yard)
  4. Bury Me Out on the Prairie (The Cowboy’s Lament)
  5. Death of Floyd Collins
  6. Deep Elem Blues
  7. I’m Gonna Cry (Cryin’ Blues)
  8. In 1992
  9. It’s Tight Like That
  10. Jim Jackson’s Kansas City Blues
  11. Kisses
  12. Nights When I Am Lonely
  13. Shadowland Blues
  14. St. James Infirmary
  15. The Book on Etiquette (Etiquette Blues)
  16. The Brakeman’s Blues
  17. The Club Meeting
  18. The Little Old Sod Shanty
  19. The Preacher and the Bear
  20. True Blue Bill
  21. Waitin’ for the Evenin’ Mail
  22. Willie, the Chimney Sweeper