McComb City Blues

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A musical tribute to the people and places of McComb City, Mississippi, founded in 1872 on the mainline of the Illinois Central Railroad, and the hometown of musical icons Bo Diddley, Britney Spears, Brandy Norwood, Jamie Lynn Spears, The Williams Brothers, and many other notable singers, songwriters, and recording artists.


Lyrics to "McComb City Blues"

1- Sittin' at the Depot, Waitin' on the City,
New Shoes a-hurtin', but they sure look pretty,
McComb's been my home since I was little bitty,
I never knowed much, but I knowed Bo Diddley
Uh-huh.....I know Bo Diddley.

2- Sippin' on a Nehi, lost all the fizzle,
The City's on time, but can't hear the whistle,
Sun's goin' down and startin' to drizzle,
She's comin' round, and hot as a pistol,
Mmm hmmm....Hot as a pistol.

Got them blues.....oh, Lord,
Them McComb City Railroad Blues.

3- Leavin' my job for a change of scenery,
Tired of workin' for beans, down at the Beanery,
Won't be long til I get myself free,
They'll keep the lock, but I got the key,
Yes, sir...I got the key.

4- I'll miss my friends at McColgan Hotel,
I'll miss the good cookin' at the Dinner Bell,
Gotta head south on the mainline rail,
Some might ask, but I'll never tell,
Uh uh......I'll never tell.

Got them blues.....oh, Lord,
Them McComb City Rail Yard Blues.

5- Ease by the Ice House in Kramertown,
Tap my toe to that steam powered sound,
Twenty Five Forty Two layin' it down,
Runaway iron horse Big Easy bound,
Aww, man....Big Easy bound.

6-Close my eyes, Lord I'm wonderin' how,
I got two cold dimes & a bottle of brown,
You sing & you dance & you take a bow,
Take it from the station to the Cat's Meow,
Hot Dawg......the Cat's Meow.

Got them blues....oh, Lord
Them McComb City Homesick Blues
Them McComb City Homesick Blues.


released April 25, 2016
Lyrics by Ralph Price
Music and Vocals by Jodi James and Clay Parker
Acoustic, Electric, and Bass Guitar by Clay Parker
Lap Steel Guitar by Lora Reynolds
Produced by Billy Ray Reynolds
Track Cover featuring Samantha Katherine Clark
Track Cover Wardrobe by Gayle Honea Cornwell


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