Bob Wills – Corrine Corrina, (sometimes “Corrina, Corrina”) is a 12-bar country blues song in the AAB form. “Corrine, Corrina” was first recorded by Bo Carter (Brunswick 7080, December 1928). However, it was not copyrighted until 1932 by Armenter “Bo Carter” Chatmon and his publishers, Mitchell Parish and J. Mayo Williams.
In 1934, Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies recorded the song under the title “Where Have You Been So Long, Corrinne,” as a Western swing dance song. Shortly thereafter, Bob Wills adapted it again as “Corrine, Corrina,” also in the Western swing style. Following his recording with the Texas Playboys (OKeh 06530) on April 15, 1940, 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.
Bob Wills – Corrine Corrina
B-side “Goodnight Little Sweetheart”
Released December 1941
Recorded April 15, 1940
Studio Burrus Sawmill Studio, Saginaw, Texas
Genre Western swing, country blues
Label Okeh 06530
Songwriter(s) Bo Carter, Mitchell Parish, J. Mayo Williams