How Long Blues
--Written and sung by Big Joe Turner
How long, Baby how long,
Must I keep my clothes in pound?
How how long,
Baby how long?
I can see the green grass growing way up on yonder
But I ain't seen the greenback on the dollar bill.
Baby so long
Well, I wish I could holler
And I’d scream like a mountain jack
I’d go way up on the mountain
And I’d call my baby back
But how long
Has that evening train been gone
Baby, how long
Play the blues!