"I'm going where the Southern crosses the Yellow Dog" was ook een tekstflard die W.C. Handy noteerde toen hij in 1903 zijn eerste blues ervaarde in het station van Tutwiler, MS en ik citeer: "A lean, loose-jointed Negro had commenced plucking a guitar beside me while I slept. His clothes were rags, his feet peeped out of his shoes. As he played, he pressed a knife on the strings in a manner popularised by Hawaiian guitarists who used steel bars. The effect was unforgettable. His song too struck me instantly: Going to where the Southern cross the Dog. The singer repeated the line three times, accompanying himself on the guitar with the weirdest music I had ever heard." Einde citaat. De Yellow Dog lijn kruiste toen de Southern Illinois spoorlijn ter hoogte van Moorhead, MS zo'n 25 mijl bezuiden Tutwiler.
Zie ook: Yellow Dog Blues