CORRINE CORRINA

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CORRINE CORRINA
“Corrine, Corrina” is a 12 bar country blues song in the AAB form. “Corrine, Corrina”
was first recorded by Bo Chatmon and the Mississippi Sheiks.
Prior to World War II, Bob Wills adapted “Corrine, Corrina” to a Western swing dance
song. Following his recording with the Texas Playboys, the song entered the standard
repertoire of all Western swing bands, influencing the adoption of “Corrine, Corrina” by
Cajun bands and later by individual country artists. Although the Playboy’s rendition set
the standard, early Western swing groups had already recorded “Corrine, Corrina”.
Western swing bandleaders easily adapted almost any style of music into their dance
numbers, but the Mississippi Sheiks’ string band country blues style came easier than
some. Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies recorded the song during a session on
August 8, 1934, after meeting the Sheiks at a similar recording session earlier that year.
Their version was titled “Where You Been So Long, Corrine?”
I love Corrina, tell the world I do I love
Corrina, yes, tell the world I do I pray each
night she loves me too (Corrine, Corrina, Corrine,
Corrina, Corrine, Corrina) I love you so
Oh little darling, now where you’ve been so long
Yeh, little darling where you’ve been so long
There’s been no loving since you’ve been gone
(Corrine, Corrina, Corrine, Corrina, Corrine,
Corrina) I love ya so
I left Corrina way across the sea (Across the sea)
I left Corrina way across the sea (Across the sea)
If you see Corrina send her home to me (Corrine,
Corrina, Corrine, Corrina, Corrine, Corrina) I
love ya so (Corrine, Corrina, Corrine, Corrina,
Corrine, Corrina) I love you so (I love you so)