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Description: "Salty Dog Blues" is an early 1900’s folk song in the public domain. The oldest recordings of the song credit Papa Charlie Jackson, who adapted the song directly from the African-American tradition.

During the 1920s and 30s many country performers claimed they wrote this and other well-known songs. This was a customary practice because the royalties meant big money in some cases. If you check online, there seem to be as many interpretations of the lyrics as there are recordings!
Key: D Major