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Columbus Stockade Blues

Tom Darby & Jimmie Tarlton
Language: English



Way down in Columbus, Georgia,
Want to be back in Tennessee.
Way down in Columbus Stockade,
Friends have [1] turned their backs on me.

Chorus:
Go and leave me if you wish to,
Never let me cross your mind.
In your heart you love some [2] other,
Leave me darling, I don't mind.

Many a night with you I've rambled,
Many an hour I've been with you.
Thought I'd gained your heart forever,
Know'd you'd have to follow me.

Chorus:
Go and leave me if you wish to,
Never let me cross your mind.
In your heart you love some other,
Leave me darling, I don't mind.

Last night while I lay sleeping,
I dreamed that I was in your arms [3].
When I awoke I was mistaken,
I was peering through the bars.

Chorus:
Go and leave me if you wish to,
Never let me cross your mind.
In your heart you love some other,
I've got the walking blues.[4]
The above text is the original one as you can hear from the Tom Darby & Jimmie Tarlton recording.
The only reliable web source on the matter is : Columbus Stockade Blues

As far as the other interpretations are involved the following are worth knowing:

In some versions stanzas #3 and #5 are exchanged between them.
[1] elsewhere: all
[2] elsewhere: another
[3] elsewhere: you were in my arms
[4] in most versions the last line is “Leave me darling, I don't mind”


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