: Awhile back on this board (see page 2, thread
: entitled "Papa Charlie
: Jackson--"Airy Man""), we
: were trying to decipher Papa Charlie
: Jackson's Airy Man Blues, and coming up
: (forgivably) rather short. I think I just
: got another snippet while listening to the
: song on Weenie Campbell's juke
: (www.weeniecampbell.com/juke). Please
: correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the
: first verse end with "or you'll never
: get the (a) ten dollar bill"?
: It's strange how you can listen to something
: for years, and all of a sudden understand
Dick Spottswood, who does a radio show on Sundays on WAMU FM in Washington DC (although he now lives in Florida) was able to recite the published lyrics of Airy Man Blues on his show once a couple of years ago. I can not tell you his source, but he could. He can be contacted at email@example.com, but I suggest that you learn about him and his show by seeing wamu.org before contacting him. You could then easily learn those lyrics.