“Train Whistle Blues”


"When a woman gets the blues, she hands her little head and cries... When a man gets the blues, he grabs a train and rides." The singer wishes the train would take him home. His whole world is blue; he can't find a job


  • Jimmie Rodgers, "Train Whisle Blues" (Victor 22379, 1930; rec. 1929)


  1. Cohen-LSRail, pp. 452-455, "Train Whistle Blues" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, LSRai452


Author: Jimmie Rodgers (but based on much traditional material)
Earliest date: 1929 (recording, Jimmie Rodgers)
Keywords: train home travel