Lyrics: First verse I never will forget the day I left my home, Just to roam Anywhere, didn't care, Had the trav'ling fever on my brain. I never thought I would regret that awful day, But now I must confess I've got to step right up and say Chorus I've got the homesickness blues, Landlord's waitin' for the rent,(And I ain't got a cent,) Wild weepin' blues, Financial embarassment.(Discontent)Ev'ry time I hear a railroad train, It remainds me of my home again, And tho' I try to refuse, I just can't shke off those homesickness blues I've got the blues. Second verse I never thought tha any one could feel so blue, But it's true, When you're broke people pokeup their noses and just pass you by. And when you feel as if you'd like to bealone, You find you haven't even got a place where you can moan (Chorus)
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The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries. Read the introduction for further information to use when contextualizing this item: http://18.104.22.168/cdm4/intro_harris.php