Bessie SmithEmpty Bed Blues

I woke up this morning with a awful aching head I woke up this morning with a awful aching head My new man had left me, just a room and a empty bed Bought me a coffee grinder that's the best one I could find Bought me a coffee grinder that's the best one I could find Oh he could grind my coffee, cause he had a brand new grind He's a deep sea diver with a stroke that can't go wrong He's a deep sea diver with a stroke that can't go wrong He can stay at the bottom and his wind holds out so long He knows how to thrill me and he thrills me night and day Oh he knows how to thrill me, he thrills me night and day He's got a new way of loving, almost takes my breath away Lord he's got that sweet somethin' and I told my girlfriend Lou He's got that sweet somethin' and I told my girlfriend Lou From the way she's raving, she must have gone and tried it too (Part 2:) When my bed get empty make me feel awful mean and blue When my bed get empty make me feel awful mean and blue My springs are getting rusty, sleeping single like I do Bought him a blanket, pillow for his head at night Bought him a blanket, pillow for his head at night Then I bought him a mattress so he could lay just right He came home one evening with his beret way up high He came home one evening with his beret way up high What he had to give me, make me wring my hands and cry He give me a lesson that I never had before He give me a lesson that I never had before When he got to teachin' me, from my elbow down was sore He poured my first cabbage and he made it awful hot He poured my first cabbage and he made it awful hot When he put in the bacon, it overflowed the pot -
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