“Good Mornin', Blues”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1940 (recording, Lead Belly)
Keywords: loneliness separation
Found in: US


"I woke up this morning' with the blues all around my bed... Went to eat my breakfast, had the blues all in my bread." The singer describes how the loss of his girl has left him lonely, in pain, and otherwise miserable


Another Alan Lomax special; I don't know what fraction of it is traditional. - RBW

Well, Lead Belly sang it with those words. - PJS

OK, so it's a Lomax/Lead Belly special. - RBW


  1. Lomax-FSNA 311, "Good Mornin', Blues" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Silber-FSWB, p. 75, "Good Morning Blues" (1 text)
  3. Roud #11687
  4. BI, LoF311