X:1 T:Limehouse Blues S:Lee Stripling (1921-2009, Alabama & Seattle, Washington) M:C| L:1/8 R:Country Blues D:Voyager Records VRCD 349, Lee Stripling - Hogs D:Picking Up Acorns (2000). F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/limehouse-blues Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C A2B2c2A2-|A2A2A3A|A2B2c2A2-|A2AA- A3 A| A2B2c2A2-|A2A2A3A|A2B2c2A2-|A2AA- A3 A| G2A2B2c2-|c2c2d2^d2|e2^d2=d2 c2-|c4 B2_B2| A2 B2c2d2-|d2d4-de|d2c2B2A2|G3-^F-G2^G2| A2B2c2A2-|A2A2A3A|A2B2c2A2-|A2AA- A3 A| c2d2e2c2-|c2c2 c3c|c2d2e2c2-|c2 c c-c3e| g2-^f2g2a2-|a2g2e3g|f2e2f2 d2-|d2d2d3d| f2e2f2^f2|g2d4e2|cdcA- AGE2|c8||
LIMEHOUSE BLUES. English, American; Country Blues Tune (whole or cut time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The song is a pre-World War II composition of the British songwriting team Doublas Furbur (lyrics) and Philip Braham (music), that premiered in the 1921 West End review "A to Z". It was a hit in Britain and in 1924 when it came to Broadway, and has been recorded by numerous artists, including pop and jazz singers, swing groups, and bluegrass groups. 'Limehouse' refers to a district in London, akin to Chinatown in New York.