Blue Yodel #9 (Standing On The Corner)

Lyrics: Jimmie Rodgers
Music: Jimmie Rodgers

Played by the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band and also recorded by Jerry with David Grisman, John Kahn and others not long before he died. Not to be confused with Standing On The Corner, a Dead original performed in 1966.

Standing on the corner, I didn't mean no harm
When a police come, he took me by the arm (note 1)
Was down in Memphis, corner of Beale and Main
Said "hey big boy, you better tell me your name" (note 2)

I said "you'll find my name on the back of my shirt (note 3)
I'm a Tennessee hustler and I don't have to work"
[yodel]

Come all you rounders, leave my woman alone
I'll take my special and run all you rounders home
My good girl love me, everybody knows
Spent a hundred cash dollars to buy me a suit of clothes (note 4)

She come to the joint, forty-four in each hand
Said "step aside all you women and men
'Cause I'm looking for my man"
[yodel]

Come all you rounders, leave my woman alone
I'll take my special and run all you rounders home
My good girl love me, everybody knows
Spent a hundred cash dollars to buy me a suit of clothes

She come to the joint, forty-four in each hand
Said "step aside all you women and men
'Cause I'm looking for my man"
[yodel]
Notes
(1) Jerry sings "Along come a police ..." on the Jimmie Rodgers tribute album
(2) "... you'll have to tell me your name" on the Jimmie Rodgers album
(3) "on the tail of my shirt" on the Jimmie Rodgers album
(4) "She paid a hundred cash dollars just to buy me ..." on the Jimmie Rodgers album

Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     31 Oct 1987 Pure Jerry 2: Lunt-Fontanne Jerry Garcia Band (Matinee)
     31 Oct 1987 Pure Jerry 2: Lunt-Fontanne Jerry Garcia Band (Evening)
     27 Nov 1987 Almost Acoustic Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band
      1995 Been All Around This World Garcia/Grisman (note 5)

Notes
(5) first released on "The Songs Of Jimmy Rodgers: A Tribute"


Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For sheet music, see:
          Jerry Garcia Songbook (vocal line and chords)

 


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