Who Sang Dallas Blues? Fats Waller

Fats Waller Great Original Performances 1927-1934 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Jazz
Style: Swing
length: 3:18
piano: Fats Waller
spoken vocals: Ted Lewis
trumpet: Muggsy Spanier and Dave Klein
trombone: George Brunies and Sam Blank
clarinet: Benny Goodman
alto saxophone: Louis Martin
baritone saxophone: Louis Martin
tenor saxophone: Hymie Wolfson
vocal: Fats Waller
violin: Sam Shapiro and Sol Klein
guitar: Tony Girardi
bass: Harry Barth
drums (drum set): John Lucas
Some other versions of "Dallas Blues"

Lyrics

When your money's gone, friends have turned you down
And you wander 'round just like a hound
(A lonesome houn')

Then you stop to say, "Let me go away from this old town
(This awful town)
There's a place I know folks won't pass me by
Dallas, Texas, that's the town"

I cry
(Oh hear me cry)
And I'm going back
Going back to stay there 'til I die
(Until I die)

I've got the Dallas blues and the Main Street heart disease
(It's buzzin' 'round)
I've got the Dallas blues and the Main Street heart disease
(It's buzzin' 'round) buzzin' 'round my head
Like a swarm of little honey bees (of honey bees)

When I got up north, clothes I had to spare
Sol 'em all to pay my railroad fare
(My railroad fare)
Just to come back there, ridin' in a Pullman parlor chair
(A parlor chair)

Sent a telegram, this is what I said
"Baby, bring a cold towel for my head
(My achin' head)
Got the Dallas blues and your lovin' man is almost dead"
(Is almost dead)

I'm goin' put myself on a Santa Fe and go
(I'm goin' to go)
I'm goin' to put myself on a Santa Fe and go
(I'm goin' to go)
To that Texas town where you never see the ice and snow
(The ice and the snow)


Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby
  • 2 Red Hot Dan
  • 3 The Dingah's Stomp
  • 4 Geechee
  • 5 Harlem Fuss
  • 6 Won't You Get Off of It, Please
  • 7 Ridin' But Walkin'
  • 8 Handful of Keys
  • 9 Draggin' My Heart Around
  • 10 That's How I Feel Today
  • 11 Dallas Blues
  • 12 Sugar
  • 13 Royal Garden Blues
  • 14 Yellow Dog Blues
  • 15 Serenade to a Wealthy Widow
  • 16 Alligator Crawl

  • Release information
    label: BBC Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin