“When a Woman Blue”


"When a woman blue, when a woman blue, she hang her head and cry... When a man get blue He grab a railroad train and ride." "I'm gonna lay my head, I'm gonna lay my head Down on that railroad line... Let the train roll by And that'll pacify my mind."


  1. Sandburg, pp. 236-237, "When a Woman Blue" (1 short text, 1 tune)
  2. BrownIII 506, "Oh! When a Man Get the Blues" (1 fragment)
  3. Roud #11808
  4. BI, San236


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1919 (Brown)
Keywords: train suicide
Found in: US(SE,So)