Aberdeen Mississippi Blues (Bukka White)

Sources:

Early Blues Songbook: a collection of early blues in words and music / Paul Oliver. London u.a., 1982

Recordings:

1940 - Bukka White - Chicago IL - March 7/8, 1940 - on: WC-2990-A OKeh 05743 - Bukka White (voc, g), Washboard Sam (wb)

1964 - Bukka White - Memphis ? - 1963 - on: Takoma B 1001 - Bukka White (voc, g, bottleneck g, p)

1966 - Bukka White - New York City - Nov. 24-27 (Aug. 9?), 1966 - on: Verve Folkways FT/FTS-3010 - Bukka White

1968 - Bukka White - Memphis TN - July 21, 1968 - on: Mamphis Hot Shots, Blue Horizon 7-63229 - Bukka White (voc, g), Harmonica Boy (hcr), Bill Barth (second g), Trevor Koehler (p), Anchor (string-b), Jim Chroshwait (wb), Joe Gray (d)

1968 - Bukka White - Berlin GER - Oct. 15, 1967 - on: American Folk Blues Festival '67, Fontana 885.433 TY - Bukka White

1972 - Bukka White - Lünen GER - March 16, 1972 or Munich GER - Oct. 26, 1972 - on: American Folk Blues Festival '72, Atlantic 60036 - Bukka White

1974 - Bukka White - West Memphis AR - July 1973 - on: Big Daddy Biograph BLP-12049 - Bukka White (voc, g)

1975 - Bukka White - Bremen GER - March 11, 1975 - on: Country Blues, Sparkasse in Concert 1/75 - Bukka White

1976 - Bukka White - England - 1976 - on: The Devil's Music: From the BBC T.V. series, Red Lightnin' RL0033 - Bukka White - watch and listen on YouTube

   

Aberdeen is my home but the men don't want me around.
Aberdeen is my home but mean men don't want me around.
     They know I'll take these women and take them out of town.

I were over in Aberdeen, on my way to New Orleans,
I was over in the Aberdeen, on my way to New Orleans.
     Them Aberdeen women told me they would buy my gasoline.

They's two little women that I ain't never seen,
They has two little women that I ain't never seen.
     These two little women, they's from New Orleans.

I'm sittin' down in Aberdeen, with New Orleans on my mind,
I'm sittin down in Aberdeen, with New Orleans on my mind.
     But I believe them Aberdeen women is gonna make me lose my mind.

Aberdeen is my home, but they mens don't want me around,
Aberdeen is my home, but mean men don't want me around.
     They know I'll take these women, and take them out of town.

Listen, you Aberdeen women, you know I ain't got no dime,
Listen, you women, aou know I ain't got a dime.
     They been, had the poor boy all hobbled down.