“Show Me the Way to Go Home, Babe”


A lament on the effects of drinking and or rambling, perhaps with a request for forgiveness and/or floating blues lyrics. The whole is held together (if it is) by the chorus "Show me way to go home." The singer may have been drunk for many months


  • Gid Tanner & his Skillet Lickers, "Show Me the Way to Go Home" (Columbia 15404-D, 1929)
  • Henry Whitter & Fiddler Joe [Samuels], "Show Me the Way to Go Home" (OKeh 45061, 1926)


  1. BrownIII 37, "Show Me the Way to Go Home, Babe" (7 short texts plus a single line fragment)
  2. Roud #7859
  3. BI, Br3037


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1913 (Brown)
Found in: US(SE)