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Johnm:
Hi all,
I merged the new thread on the lyrics of "Savannah Mama" into the Blind Willie McTell Lyrics thread, while keeping the title of those posts the same.
All best,
Johnm

onewent:
Getting back to Delia, based on the newspaper report of Delia's murder, it's pretty clear that the shooter was "Cooney" (nickname), not 'Kenny' or any other name .. and yes, McTell had plenty of regional pronunciations in his songs.
In a few verses, 'Cooney' sounds very much like Kenny, and in the silver cup verse, it sounds like 'Honey'
Tom

Blues Vintage:
Thanks for clarifying that, Tom.

I don't know why I never bothered to research Delia Green when I did the transcription.
Indeed, she was shot to death by Mose (or Moses) "Cooney" Houston in 1900.

onewent:
Hi Harry, yeah, I only saw that bit of historical info myself in the past week, and I'd been learning the song and was checking out the lyrics posted here and thought 'for posterity' ;-)
thx..Tom

Blues Vintage:
B And O Blues No. 2  (Take 1)


Blind Willie McTell – Vocals, Guitar
Curley Weaver - Guitar

New York City, New York
21 Sept. 1933

G Position tuned down 3 steps





I'm gon' grab me a train, I'm goin' back to Baltimore
Well, I'm gon' grab me a train, goin' back to Baltimore
I'm gonna find my baby, 'cause she rode that B & O

I'm goin' to act like a rambler, and I can't stay home no more
I'm goin' to act like a rambler, and I can't stay home no more
'Cause the gal I love, she rode that B & O

She said, "Daddy, I'm leavin', and I can't come back no more"
She said, "Daddy, I'm leavin', and I can't come back no more"
And if she don't come back, I'm goin' down in Ohio (Ah, play it now)

SOLO (Bad is when you feel bad when she will leave you too, trouble boy, trouble)

I never would have thought, that my baby would treat me so
Well, I never would have thought, that my baby would treat me so
‘Cause she broke my heart, when she grabbed that B & O

Now, she wants to come back, and I can't use that child no more (not at all)
Now, she wants to come back, and I can't use that child no more
'Cause I got another hot mama, and she lives in Baltimore (Play it a little bit now boy)

OUTRO SOLO (Stand by if you want to hear it again, next year)

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