Black Snake Dream Blues

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Black Snake Dream Blues (4577-2) - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Chicago c. June 1927, Pm 12510
G, no guitar, accomp. George Perkins, piano

Black snake is 'ceitful, crawlin' all in my bed.
I say, black snake deceitful, crawlin' all in my bed.
I had a dream last night, black snake had killed my baby dead.

Hey, hey, mama, black snake's lyin' all in my hall,
Hey, mama, black snake is all in my hall,
And if you quit me, mama, you can't see that black snake at all.

Listen here, mama, black snake is wearin' my clothes,
Ohhh, listen here, mama, black snake is wearin' my clothes,
And I told you about it, and you put my trunk outdoors.

Take me back, mama, I won't be bad no more,
I said take me back, mama, I can't be bad no more,
And you can get my loving if you let that black snake go.

Black snake crawler, he said he don't mean no harm,
Black snake crawler, he say he don't mean no harm,
But I'm gettin' tired of that black snake lyin' in my baby's arms.

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