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. All-Go-Hungry Hash House
  2. Beautiful Texas
  3. Blue Yodel No. 8 (Mule Skinner Blues)
  4. Blue Yodel No. 10 (Ground Hog Rootin’ in My Back Yard)
  5. Brown’s Ferry Blues
  6. Bury Me Out on the Prairie (The Cowboy’s Lament)
  7. Death of Floyd Collins
  8. Deep Elem Blues
  9. Franklin Roosevelt’s Back Again
  10. I’m Gonna Cry (Cryin’ Blues)
  11. In 1992
  12. In the Jailhouse Now
  13. It’s Tight Like That
  14. Jim Jackson’s Kansas City Blues
  15. Kisses
  16. My Red-Haired Lady
  17. Nights When I Am Lonely
  18. Penitentiary Blues
  19. N. R. A. Blues
  20. Shadowland Blues
  21. St. James Infirmary
  22. The Book on Etiquette (Etiquette Blues)
  23. The Brakeman’s Blues
  24. The Club Meeting
  25. The Little Old Sod Shanty
  26. The Match Box Blues
  27. The Mythological Blues
  28. The Preacher and the Bear
  29. True Blue Bill
  30. Waitin’ for the Evenin’ Mail
  31. Willie, the Chimney Sweeper