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Little Sadie


Crooked Still - Little Sadie


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Molly Tuttle, "Little Sadie" Grey Fox 2019


Crooked Still - "Little Sadie" [Official Audio]

"Little Sadie" is a 20th-century American folk ballad in D Dorian mode. It is also known variously as "Bad Lee Brown", "Cocaine Blues", "Transfusion Blues", "East St. Louis Blues", "Late One Night", "Penitentiary Blues" and other titles. It tells the story of a man who is apprehended after shooting his wife/girlfriend. He is then sentenced by a judge.
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  • Earliest transcription 

  • Carolina to Mexico 

  • Clarence Ashley's recording 

  • Selected list of recorded versions 

  • Other sources