[Dixielandjazz] Make Me A Pallet On The Floor

Stan McDonald stanmm at comcast.net
Sun May 9 16:11:36 PDT 2010

Our band plays Atlanta Blues, by W.C.Handy, Lyrics by Dave Elman (1923), but we've come to call it by the words of the last 4 of the last 8 bars: 

"If I make Atlanta with no place to go, just make me one pallet on your floor."  Come to discover, according to fake book, I've had it wrong for years: been singing "a pallet" instead of "one" -- appropriately declamatory and melliflous.

Stan McDonald

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