“Ragged and Dirty Blues”


"Well I'm ragged, I'm hungry, I'm dirty too... If I clean up, sweet mama, can I stay all, all night with you?" The poor, homeless, orphaned stranger hits on the woman and complains that he wants to die. Then he decides to leave her whatever it takes


  1. Scott-BoA, pp. 319-320, "Ragged and Dirty Blues" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, SBoA319


Alternate titles: “Broke and Hungry”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1929
Found in: US(SE)