A man’s longing for his hometown, the city of Omaha Nebraska, inspires this post World War I blues song, printed as sheet music. The song is about his dreams of returning to Omaha after a life of roaming and his desire to settle down near his parents back at home. He praises, “The folks in Omaha” who, “are nice and kind”. He goes on about his love back in Omaha describing her as, “just as sweet as any peach from a tree”. This man’s desire for home and all the people there drives him to return there even if as he says, “I have to walk”.
Effie Tyus and Charles Tyus wrote the music and lyrics of “Omaha Blues”. Janice Cleary who owns this amazing collection believes Effie and Charles Tyus were entertainers. The song has a 1924 copyright held by the Clarence Williams Music Publishing Company, of 1547 Broadway, New York, New York.
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