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The Legendary Jimmie Rodgers Impresses With His National Phenomenon, 'Blue Yodel No. 1'!

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Jimmie rodgers Songs | The Legendary Jimmie Rodgers Impresses With His National Phenomenon, 'Blue Yodel No. 1'! | Country Music Videos
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The multitalented Country music icon, Jimmie Rodgers, is known for his skillful yodeling in the early twentieth century. Known as "The Blue Yodeler" and "The Father Of Country Music", Jimmie was elected into The Country Music Hall Of Fame, Songwriters Hall Of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, decades after his death in 1933.

"Blue Yodel No.1 (T for Texas)" is part of a series of thirteen songs both written and recorded by Jimmie from 1927 to 1933. They featured Jimmie's trademark yodel refrains. This song tells the story of a man that's treated badly and cheated on by his lady. He threatens the life of her and her lover. The lyrics of Jimmie's yodeling series often had dark undertones.

When the song was released in 1927, they had no way of knowing that it'd become the major hit that it did. According to John Lilly at NativeGround.com, "Blue Yodel No. 1" "was a national phenomenon and generated an excitement and record-buying frenzy that no one could have predicted."

This is definitely one throwback and blast from the past y'all don't want to miss out on. 

BLUE YODEL NO. 1 (T FOR TEXAS) LYRICS

Oh, T for Texas, T for Tennessee
Oh, T for Texas, T for Tennessee
Oh, T for Thelma 
That gal done made a wreck out of me

If you don't want me mama you sure don't have to call
If you don't want me mama you sure don't have to call
I can get more women
Than a passenger train can haul.

I'm gonna buy me a pistol just because I'm tall
I'm gonna buy me a pistol just because I'm tall
I'm gonna shoot poor Thelma
Just to see her run and jump and fall

I'm going where the water drinks like cherry wine
I'm going where the water drinks like cherry wine
'Cause this Georgia water tastes like turpentine

Gonna buy me a shotgun
With a great long shiny barrel, oh yeah
I'm gonna buy me a shotgun
With a great long shiny barrel
Gonna shoot down that rounder
That stole away my girl

I'd rather drink muddy water, sleep in a hollow log
I'd rather drink muddy water, sleep in a hollow log
Than to be in Atlanta, treated like a dirty dog

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