“I Went to Atlanta”


"I went to Atlanta, Never been there befo'; White folks eat de apple, Nigger wait fo' co'." The singer finds similar unfairness when visiting Charleston, Raleigh, etc. Chorus: "Cath dat Suth'n, Grab dat train, Won't come back no mo'."


  1. Greenway-AFP, p. 106, "I Went to Atlanta" (1 text)
  2. BI, Grnw106


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1953
Found in: US