Fort Worth And Dallas Blues

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Fort Worth And Dallas Blues - Leadbelly
24 January 1935 NYC
ARC 16697-2 unissued
Transcribed from Leadbelly King of the 12-String Guitar, Columbia Roots 'N' Blues 467893
G position standard, 12 string is tuned down 5 semitones so pitch is D

[Intro 4 bars]

I'd the the Fort Worth Blues, and Dallas heart disease
Got the the Fort Worth Blues, the Dallas heart disease
Can't keep my woman from all 'time worryin' me

Come here pretty mama, tell me where you goin'
Look a-here pretty mama, tell me where you goin'
If you can't tell me, it sure gonna be your ruin

I taken you woman, to-ho be my friend
Yes I've taken you woman, honey to be my frien'
Just look what hole, yes you've got me in

MmmmMmmmMmmm, MmmMmm, MmmMmm, Mmmm
Mmmmmmmmmmmm, MmmMmm, MmmMmm, Mmmm
MmmmMmmmHmmm, MmmMmm, Hmmmmm, Hmmm

[Instrumental verse]

Fort Worth Blues, 'n the Dallas heart disease
Got the the Fort Worth Blues, the Dallas heart disease
And the blues, oh God, it keeps on worryin' me

Good morning blues, blues how do you do?
And good morning blues, blues how do you do?
"I'm doin' fairly well, baby how'ra you?[1]"

You want me baby to be like Jesse James
[End suddenly on the I7 where you expect the change to the IV]

Notes

  1. sic: how are you?

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