“Special Agent/Railroad Police Blues”


"Now, when I left for Ripley the weather was kind of cool...." "Now, I swung that 97...." "Now, them special agents up the country sure is hard on a man...." The singer asks the special agents to evict him near a town so he can make a recording


  • Sleepy John Estes, "Special Agent (Railroad Police Blues" (Decca 7491, 1938)


  1. Cohen-LSRail, pp. 435-436, "Special Agent/Railroad Police Blues" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, LSRai435


Author: Sleepy John Estes (1904-1977)
Earliest date: 1938 (recording, Sleepy John Estes)
Keywords: train hobo technology