“Goin' to Have a Talk with the Chief of Police”


The singer goes to talk with the police chief, apparently with regard to his "good girl" who has been avoiding him. He looks for her on boats and trains, hopes she will come to love him, and wishes she were not in trouble


This song is so confused that I suspect it is composite. Some of it is reminiscent of "Corinna, Corinna" -- but some of it, well, isn't. - RBW


  • Peelee Hatchee [pseud. for Emanuel Jones], "Talk with the Chief of Police" (on NFMAla6)


  1. Courlander-NFM, p. 98, "Goin' to Have a Talk With the Chief of Police" (1 text); pp. 271-272, "I'm Going Uptown" (1 tune, partial text)
  2. Roud #10993
  3. BI, CNFM098


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 950 (recording, Peelee Hatchee)
Keywords: police love separation
Found in: US(SE)