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Roderick/Ashford (Clean Slate Music-BMI)


1. Gone to Memphis/Sweet Southern
People often ask me
Honey why do you stay
Well I hand 'em down some reason
Cause it's easier that way
You could bet your fondest dollar
Some sweet southern day
When the train-fare costs a nickel
And the hotels cost a dime
I'd be down on the road
Gone to Memphis

Through another week just barely
Nothin left to say
Just waitin' on some some something
Well you think I'd learn someday
Somethin' aint for nothin'
And that's what I got to pay
For if I got paid for singin' each sweet
Southern day away
I'd be down on the road
Gone to Memphis

This low lazy livin'
Gonna make some dreamer pay
We'll trade away tomorrow
For one sweet southern day
But time is cheap until you see
Weeks just slip away
Ill be down on the road
Gone to Memphis


from When Im Gone, released February 12, 2014
Judy Roderick (voc, gtr), Don DeBacker (gtr), Dexter Payne (alto sax, harmonica), Tim Martin (bass), Chaz Leary (washboard)
Recorded by Malcomb Addey at JAC, NYC, Aug 1983



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Judy Roderick Boulder, Colorado

Judy Roderick was a white girl singing blues on the folk scene in the 60s. A simple but decisive rhythm guitarist who later preferred not to play, Judy made her place singing songs like Baltimore Oriole &Black and Blue. This album consists primarily of her later original work. CDs available at Dexofon Records. ... more

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