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Shorty George


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Well-a Shorty George, he ain't no friend of mine
Well-a Shorty George, he ain't no friend of mine
He's taken all the women and left the men behind

Well-a Shorty George, he done been here and gone
Yes, Shorty George, he done been here and gone
Lord he left many a poor man a great long way from home

Well my baby caught the Katy, I caught the Santa Fee
Well she caught the Katy, I caught the Santa Fee
Well, you can't quit me, baby, can't you see

Well I went to Galveston, work on the Mallory Line
Went to Galveston, Lord on the Mallory Line
Babe you can't quit me, ain't no use tryin'

Shorty George, travelin' through the land
Shorty George, he's travelin' through the land
Always looking to pick some woman's poor man

When I get back to Dallas, I'm gonna walk and tell
When I get back to Dallas, gonna walk and tell
That the Fort Bend Bottom is a burning hell

Shorty George de Lead Belly

This song appears in 8 albums


American Epic: The Best of Lead Belly
2017

Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
2015

Where Did You Sleep Last Night: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 1
1999

Lead Belly's Last Sessions
1994

The Library of Congress Recordings: Leadbelly - Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen, Vol. 5
1994

The Library of Congress Recordings, Vol. 5: Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
1994

King of the 12-String Guitar
1991

Where Did You Sleep Last Night, Vol 1
1965
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