RagtimeDorianHenry | April 15, 2009
" Black Betty "
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The " RED HOT BLUES " (1925-1945)
Warning: There is mild profanity in this song. (the word "dam") Although Jambalayah.com usually does not showcase songs the include any profanity, because of the folkloric value of this song, I've made an exception in this case.
Click http://www.jambalayah.com/node/1019 for a YouTube video sound file of the earliest recorded version of "Black Betty" by James Iron Head Baker -(1933)
Also, click http://www.justsomelyrics.com/815138/leadbelly-Black-Betty-Lyrics and http://www.hotlyrics.net/lyrics/L/Leadbelly/Look__Looky_Yonder_Black_Bet... for versions of the lyrics to Leadbelly's "Black Betty".
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