How Long, How Long (Blind Lemon Jefferson version)

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How Long, How Long (20788-1) - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Chicago c. July 1928, Pm 12685
C position, pitched at C#, duet with unknown pianist

How long, how long, has that evenin' train been gone?
For how long, ah, how long, baby, how long.

Standin' at the station, watch my baby leave town.
I feel disgusted, no peace can be found.
For how long, ah, how long, baby, how long.

I can hear the whistle blowing but I just can't see no train.
Way down in my heart, baby, there lie aches of pain.
Oh, how long, ah, how long, baby, how long.

Sometime I feel disgusted and I feel so blue.
I hardly know what in this world, baby, a good man can do.
For how long, ah, how long, baby, how long.

If I could holler just like a mountain jack,
I'd go up on the mountain, I'd call my baby back.
For how long, ah, how long, baby, how long.

Some day you're gonna be sorry you ever done me wrong.
It'll be too late darlin', your man'll be gone.
For how long, ah, how long, baby, how long.

My mind goes to wondering, I feel so sad,
Thinking about the trouble a good man always had.
Oh, how long, ah, how long, baby, how long.

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