Who Sang How Long? Memphis Slim

Memphis Slim Broken Soul Blues cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1961
length: 2:23
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Lyrics
How long, how long, has that evenin' train been gone?
How long, how long, baby how long.
Heard the whistle blowin', couldn't see the train
Way down in my heart I had an achin' pain.
How long, how long, how long.
If I could holler like a mountain jack
I'd go up on the mountain and call my baby back.
I went up on the mountain, looked as far as I could see
The man had my woman and the blues had poor me.
I can see the green grass growin' on the hill
But I ain't seen the green grass on a dollar bill.
I'm goin' down to Georgia, been up in Tennessee
So look me over baby, last you'll see of me.
The brook runs into the river, river runs into the sea
If I don't run into my baby, a train is goin' to run into me.

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 John Henry
  • 2 Rock Me
  • 3 Stack Alee
  • 4 How Long
  • 5 All This Piano Boogie
  • 6 Bye Bye Baby
  • 7 Love My Baby
  • 8 When the Sun Goes Down
  • 9 Sunrise Blues
  • 10 Someday Baby
  • 11 Swim's Slow Blues
  • 12 Gee Ain't It Hard to Find Somebody

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