Mudcat Café message #2458174 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #114969   Message #2458174
Posted By: 12-stringer
06-Oct-08 - 03:22 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: I'm Sorry Mama (Leadbelly)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Sorry Mama (Lead Belly)
Not really related, though one verse is probably a reworking of "Hound." No resemblance melodically -- the closest "Dog" to this one is "Salty." It's another of those VI7-II7-V7-I tunes.

Listening to an mp3 of this I had forgotten I had, I'm pretty sure that Cohn misheard one phrase -- "travellin' hound" should be "triflin' hound."