“California Blues (Blue Yodel #4)”


"I'm going to California where they sleep out every night (x2), I'm leaving you, mama, You know you don't treat me right." The singer claims he has a home everywhere he goes. He refuses to worry, and will ride the blinds if he has no railroad fare.


Although Brown's text is obviously a popular Blue Yodel, the version recorded apparently did not include a yodeling part. - RBW


  1. BrownIII 505, "The California Blues" (1 text)
  2. Roud #11804
  3. BI, Br3505


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952
Keywords: separation travel train
Found in: US(SE)