Shadowland Blues

Shadowland Blues

Words and music by Troy Floyd.


[Part 1]

Tell me pretty mama
How long must I wait?

Tell me pretty mama
How long must I wait?

Can I be your reg’lar,
Or did I come too late?

Hey———, baby,
What’s the matter now?

Try’n’ to quit your daddy,
And you don’t know how.

[Part 2]

Hey———, baby,
I’m all in a sling.

Got the blues so bad
I hate to call your name.


Transcribed from Okeh 8571, as sung by Kellough Jefferson with Troy Floyd and his Plaza Hotel Orchestra, recorded March 14, 1928.