Lonesome Jailhouse Blues

Title

Lonesome Jailhouse Blues

Digital Object

Performer

Davis, Mary

Date Recorded

1937-10-09

AFS Number

1490A1

AFC Collection

AFC 1937/001

AFC Catalog Record

Editor Note

Ms. Davis announces that she composed this song, which was obviously inspired by the Delmore Brothers' record of the same name. Her reference to Barboursville [sic] is presumed to be either her hometown or where she composed the song, as this recording was made in Manchester.

Genre

lyric song
blues

Instrumentation

vocal
guitar

Setting

At the home of Dellie Sibert

State

Kentucky

County

Clay

Town

Sibert
Manchester

Citation

“Lonesome Jailhouse Blues,” Alan Lomax Kentucky Recordings, accessed June 22, 2021, https://lomaxky.omeka.net/items/show/812.

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