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After You’ve Gone
Aggravatin’ Papa
Alexander’s Ragtime Band
At the Christmas Ball
Baby Doll
Baby Have Pity on Me
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
Backwater Blues
Beale Street Mama
Bleedin’ Hearted Blues
Blue Blues
Blue Spirit Blues
Boweavil Blues
Cake Walkin’ Babies from Home
Careless Love
Cemetery Blues
Cold in Hand Blues
Devil’s Gonna Get You
Dirty No-Gooder’s Blues
Do You Duty
Downhearted Blues
Easy Come Easy Go Blues
Empty Bed Blues
Far Away Blues
Frosty Morning Blues
Gimme a Pig Foot
Good Man is Hard to Find
Gulf Coast Blues
Hard Time Blues
Hateful Blues
Haunted House Blues
I Ain’t Got Nobody
If You Don’t I know Who Will
I’m Down in the Dumps
I’m Wild About that Thing
In the House Blues
It Makes My Love Come Down
I Got what It Takes
Jailhouse Blues
Jazzbo Brown from Memphis Town
Kitchen Man
Lady Luck Blues
Long Old Road
Mama’s got the Blues
Mean Old Bed Bug Blues
Me and My Gin
Midnight Blues
Moonshine Blues
Mountain Top Blues
Muddy Water
My Man Blues
My Sweetie went Away
Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl
New Orleans Hop Scotch Blues
Nobody in Town Can Bake
Nobody Knows You when You’re Down and Out
Nobody’s Blues but Mine
Oh Daddy Blues
On Revival Day
Outside of That
Preachin’ the Blues
Pick Pocket Blues
Please Help Me get Him Off My Mind
Poor Man Blues
Reckless Blues
Safety Mama
See if I’ll Care
Shipwreck Blues
Sinful Blues
Sorrowful Blues
Squeeze Me
St Louis Blues
Standin’ in the Rain Blues
‘Taint Nobody’s Bizness if I Do
Take Me for a Buggy Ride
There’ll be a Hot Time in Old Town Tonight
Trombone Cholly
Wasted Life Blues
Weeping Willow Blues
What’s the Matter Now
Yellow Dog Blues
Yodeling Blues
You Don’t Understand
You’ve Been a Good Old Wagon
Young Woman’s Blues


Any Woman’s Blues
Black Mountain Blues
Chicago Bound Blues
Dixie Flyer Blues
Don’t Cry Baby
Dyin’ by the Hour
Dying Gambler’s Blues
Eavesdropper’s Blues
Florida Bound Blues
Frankie Blues
Gin House Blues
Golden Rule Blues
Graveyard Dream Blues
He’s Gone Blue
He’s Got Me Goin’
Homeless Blues
Honey Man Blues
Hot Springs Blues
House Rent Blues
Hustlin’ Dan
I Ain’t Gonna Play No Second Fiddle
I Used to be Your Sweet Mama
I Want Every Bite of It
I’d Rather be Dead and Buried in My Grave
I’m Going Back to My Used to Be
I’ve Been Mistreated and I Don’t Like It
It Won’t be You
J C Holmes Blues
Keep It to Yourself
Keep on a Rainin’
Lock and Key
Lonesome Desert Blues
Lookin’ for My Man Blues
Lost Your Head Blues
Lou’siana Low Down Blues
Love Me Daddy Blues
Mistreatin’ Daddy
Moan You Mourners
Money Blues
Nashville Woman’s Blues
New Gulf Coast Blues
One and Two Blues
Put it Right Here
Rainy Weather Blues
Red Mountain Blues
Rockin’ Chair Blues
Salt Water Blues
Sam Jones Blues
Send Me to the ‘Lectric Chair
Sing Sing Prison Blues
Slow and Easy Man
Sobbin’ Hearted Blues
Soft Pedal Bllues
Spider Man Blues
St Louis Gal
Sweet Mistreater
Take It Right Back
The Bye Bye Blues
Them Has Been Blues
Them’s Graveyard Words
Thinkin’ Blues
Ticket Agent
Washwoman’s Blues
Whoa Tillie Take Your Time
Woman’s Trouble Blues
Work House Blues
Worn Out Papa Blues
Yes Indeed He Do
You Ought to be Ashamed
You’ve Got to Give Me Some

john p birchall

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