“Backwater Blues”

Alternate titles: “Backwater Blues”
Author: Bessie Smith?
Earliest date: 1927 (recording, Bessie Smith)
Keywords: storm flood home disaster
Found in: US(SE)

Description

"Well, it rained five days and the sky was dark (x2), There's trouble in the lowlands tonight. "I got up one morning, I couldn't even get out of my door." The storms and floods drive many poor people from their homes

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References

  1. Silber-FSWB, p. 73, "Back Water Blues" (1 text)
  2. DT, BACKWATR*
  3. BI, FSWB073A