Shotgun Blues Track #17 3: 20
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee)
John Lee Williamson - vocal and harmonica
With Blind John Davis - piano, Big Bill Broonzy - guitar
William Mitchell - imb
Chicago April 4, 1941
Album: 'Sugar Mama'
The Essential Recordings of Sonny Boy Williamson
Indigo Recording Ltd igocd 2014

You ought a heard my grandmother
When she got my grandfather, told me
You ought a heard my grandmother
When she got my grandfather, told me
She said, 'Get away from me, man
I swear you've done gotten too, old'

Now, when my baby left me
You know she left me with mule to ride
Now when my baby left me
You know she left me with mule to ride
Now, when the train left the station
You know my mule laid down an' died

You know, I sent my baby
You know a brand new twenty dollar bill
You know, I sent my babe
You know a brand new twenty dollar bill
Now if that don't bring her back
I'm doggone sure my shotgun will

(harmonica)

Now, if I can't come in
Let me sit down in front of your do'
Now, I can't come in
Let me sit down in front of your do'
I leave so early in the mornin', you know
Your real man won't never know

(harmonica)

Um-hm, baby
I ain't gonna sing for you no more
Um-hm, baby
You know I ain't gonna sing for you no more
Now, if you been startin' to leave
I swear, I'd just love to see you go.

(harmonica to end)

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