Who Sang Milwaukee Blues? The Red Clay Ramblers

The Red Clay Ramblers Twisted Laurel / Merchants Lunch cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1992
length: 2:30
producer: Bill McElroy and The Red Clay Ramblers
lead vocals: Jim Watson
vocal: Jack Herrick, Tommy Thompson and Mike Craver
engineer: Bill McElroy
Lyrics
One Tuesday morning and it looked like rain
Around the curve come a passenger train
On the blind sat old Bill Jones
A good old hobo and he's trying to get home
Trying to get home, he's trying to get home
He's a good old hobo and he's trying to get home
Way down in Georgia on a tramp
The roads are getting muddy and the leaves are getting damp
I've got to catch a freight train and leave this town
''Cause they don't allow no hobos a-hanging around
Hanging around, yes, a-hanging around
''Cause they don't allow no hobos a-hanging around

I left Atlanta one morning before day
The brakeman said, "You'll have to pay"
Got no money but I'll p*** my shoes
I want to go west, I got the Milwaukee blues
Got the Milwaukee blues, got the Milwaukee blues
I want to go west, I got the Milwaukee blues
Old Bill Jones said before he died,
"Fix the roads so the 'bos can ride
When they ride they will ride the rods
Put all their trust in the hands of God
In the hands of God, in the hands of God
They'll put all their trust in the hands of God"
Old Bill Jones said before he died
There's two more roads he'd like to ride
Fireman said "What can it be?"
"Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe
Santa Fe, yes, Santa Fe
Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe"

Got the Milwaukee blues, got the Milwaukee blues
I want to go west, I got the Milwaukee blues

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Blue Jay / The Girl I Left Behind Me
  • 2 Twisted Laurel
  • 3 The Hobo's Last Letter
  • 4 Mississippi Delta Blues
  • 5 The Telephone Girl
  • 6 Will You Miss Me
  • 7 The Ace
  • 8 The Corrugated Lady
  • 9 When Bacon Was Scarce / Ryestraw
  • 10 I Was Only Teasing You
  • 11 Fifty Miles of Elbow Room
  • 12 Flying Cloud Cotillion
  • 13 The Beale Street Blues
  • 14 Merchants Lunch
  • 15 A Beefalo Special
  • 16 Woman Down in Memphis
  • 17 Molly Put the Kettle On
  • 18 Milwaukee Blues
  • 19 Melancholy
  • 20 Rabbit in the Pea Patch
  • 21 I've Got Plans
  • 22 Daniel Prayed
  • 23 Forked Deer
  • 24 Henhouse Blues
  • 25 Sweet and Slow

  • Release information
    label: Flying Fish Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 018604005529
    script: Latin