Lexington Kentucky Blues

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Lexington Kentucky Blues-Papa Charlie Jackson
D position, standard tuning

Went down to Kentucky, just to play the Fair
Went down to Kentucky, just to play the Fair
It's a mighty fine place, you all ought to go there

Lord, I'm a-leave my baby, leaving her alone
Lord, I'm a-leave my baby, leaving her alone
Sayin' my baby cried out, "Papa, come back and let me hear you moan."

Lord, I went to see the horse they call Man o' War
I went to see Man o' War, the horse that had the lead
Say, my baby says he's fast, but he really haven't got my speed

I stopped by Mr. O'Neal's, down on Limestone Street
I stopped by Mr. O'Neal's, down on Limestone Street
He's a mighty fine man, had a pile of people for me to meet

Went by Mr. Rice Vaughter's, the President of the Fair
Went by Mr. Rice Vaughter's, the President of the Fair
He's a mighty fine man, he's always on the square

Went out to the race track, races hadn't started yet
Went out to the race track, races hadn't started yet
Someone said the track is sloppy, boys, and I swear it was wet

Now I saw Mr. Steve Lees, 'cross from the Jackson Hall
Now I saw Mr. Steve Lees, 'cross from the Jackson Hall
Got a letter from my baby, she loved me, b'lieve me and it ain't no stall

When I leave Kentucky, I know I really can't lose
When I leave Kentucky, I know I really can't lose
I'm comin' back to my baby, but I'll have the Lexington Kentucky Blues

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