Sunshine Special

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Sunshine Special (20066-1) - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Chicago c. October 1927, Pm 12593
C position, pitched C#

Bought me a railroad now, so that Sunshine Specials can run.[1]
Bought me a railroad now, so that Sunshine Specials can run.
I got a gang of womens, man, they ride from sun to sun.

Same old fireman, gonna keep the same old engineer.
Got the same old fireman, the same old engineer.
Well, that Sunshine Special's gonna run me on 'way from here.

Gonna leave on the Sunshine Special, goin' in on the Santa Fe.
Leave on the Sunshine Special, goin' in on the Santa Fe.
Don't say nothin' about that Katy, because it's taken my brown from me.

Gonna ride that Kansas-Texas, ride on to San Antone.
Ride that Kansas-Texas, ride it on to San Antone.
Somebody's been tryin' to fire your engine, man, ever since you been gone.

Cotton Belt is a slow train, also that I&GN.[2]
I say, the Cotton Belt's a slow train, also that I&GN.
If I leave Texas any more, I'm gonna leave on that L&N.


Notes

  1. BOUGHT ME A is clearest by listening for the T and M. (RRM)
  2. International & Great Northern Railroad


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