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Thread #99177   Message #2461069
Posted By: GUEST,Beeds
09-Oct-08 - 10:24 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Jim Crow Blues (from Leadbelly)
Subject: Lyr Add: JIM CROW BLUES (Lead Belly)
I have a book called The Leadbelly Legend. The version given goes like this:

JIM CROW
Bunk Johnson told me, too,
These old Jim Crow-isms dead bad luck for me an' you.

I been trav-lin', i been trav-lin' from sho' to sho';
Ev-'ry where I have been I find some old Jim Crow.

One thing, people, I want ev'rybody to know,
You gonna find some Jim Crow ev'ry place you go.

Down in Louisiana, Tennessee, Georgia's a mighty good place to go,
An' get together, break up this old Jim Crow.

I told everybody over the radio,
Make up their mind an' get together, break up this old Jim Crow.

I want to tell you people somethin' that you don't know,
It's a lotta Jim Crow in a movin' picture show.

I'm gonna sing this verse, I ain't gonna sing no more,
Please get together, break up this old Jim Crow.