“The Cholly Blues”


"Broke an' hungry, ragged an' dirty too (x2), Jes' want to know, baby, kin I go home wid you?" The singer describes how a hard life made him turn rambler, and promises her subtle rewards. He hopes to find a woman "an' roam no' mo.'"

Cross references


  1. Lomax-ABFS, pp. 201-203, "The 'Cholly' Blues" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #15554
  3. BI, LxA201


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934
Found in: US