“Levee Moan (I'm Goin' Where Nobody Knows My Name)”


"I'm goin' whe' nobody knows mah name, Lawd, Lawd, Lawd, Lawd, I'm goin whe' nobody knows mah name." (x2) "I'm goin' whe' dey don't shovel no snow...." "I'm goin' whe' de chilly wind don't blow...." "Oh, baby, whe' you been so long...."


This looks to me like a cross of "Goin' Down This Road Feelin' Bad" with "Chilly Winds" -- but I can't prove it. - RBW


  1. Sandburg, pp. 225-227, "Levee Moan" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  2. BI, San225


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 (Sandburg)
Keywords: nonballad work
Found in: US(MW)