“Brown's Ferry Blues”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934 (recording, Delmore Brothers)
Keywords: humorous nonballad floatingverses
Found in: US

Description

About a "hard-luck papa," etc.; "Hard-luck papa counting his toes... smell his feet wherever he goes"; "Hard-luck papa standing in the rain/If the world was corn, he couldn't buy grain"; "Refrain: "Lord, lord, got those Brown's Ferry blues."

Notes

Both the McGee Brothers and the Delmore Brothers claim authorship of this piece. The obvious conclusion is that neither actually wrote it. - RBW

Same tune

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Recordings

References

  1. Cohen/Seeger/Wood, pp. 224-225, "Brown's Ferry Blues" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Silber-FSWB, p. 73, "Brown's Ferry Blues" (1 text)
  3. DT, BRWNFERY
  4. BI, CSW224