Jake Leg Blues
Mississippi Sheiks

recorded June 11, 1930
San Antonio, Texas
played to the tune of Teasing, by Albert von Tilzer


You thought the lively man would die when
you made the country dry,
When you made it so that he could not get
not another drop of rye.
But I know that you will feel bad when you
see what he had had,
When you see him comin' with a lot of
dought, if you listen I will tell you so.

Oh well, it's here he comes,
I mean to tell you here he comes,
He's got those jake limber leg blues.
Here he comes, I mean to tell you,
here he comes,
He's got those jake limber leg blues

When you see him comin', I am going to
tell you,
If you sell him jake, you'd better give
him a crutch, too.

Oh well, it's here he comes, I mean to
tell you, here he comes.
He's got those jake limber leg blues,
oh step on it.

Oh well, it's here he comes,
I mean to tell you here he comes,
He's got those jake limber leg blues.
Here he comes, I mean to tell you,
here he comes,
He's got those jake limber leg blues.

He could be named Charley, and he could
be named Ned,
But if he drank this jake, it will give him
the limber leg.

Oh well, it's here he comes,
I mean to tell you here he comes,
He's got those jake limber leg blues.


  Jakeleg Syndrome