Too Cold Ohio Blues

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“Too Cold Ohio Blues” laments the perpetually grey weather of Northern Ohio while musically thanking my heroes Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee.

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Too Cold Ohio Blues c. 2013 Sidney S. Whelan

Well I lived in Ohio, much too cold for me.
Well I lived in Ohio baby, much too cold for me.
The sun refused to shine and I like to freeze.

Well it rained for forty days and it snowed for forty nights.
It rained for forty days and it snowed for forty nights.
So dark in the daytime the people never turn off they lights.

Well I’m leavin’ Ohio baby I feel like I’m runnin’ out of time.
I’m leavin’ Ohio baby I feel like I’m runnin’ out of time.
I‘m bound for California leavin’ out on that ‘Frisco Line.

Well fire up this engine get this train runnin’ right on time.
Fire up this engine keep this train runnin’ right on time.
My San Francisco woman’s gonna fire up this engine of mine.
My San Francisco woman’s gonna fire up this engine of mine.

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credits

from The Story of Ike Dupree, track released December 22, 2014
Harmonica: Randy Weinstein
Drums: Richard Huntley
Bass: Marco Panascia
Guitar and vocal: Sid Whelan

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Whelan New York, New York

Sid Whelan is a veteran guitarist who for many years backed singers in world music acts. Recently he returned for songwriting inspiration to his love of American music pre-1960: the blues and country, folk, bluegrass, Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and jazz. He has begun a songwriting project with those influences in mind, tackling often difficult themes of contemporary American life for his lyrics. ... more

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