Booze and Blues

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Booze and Blues-Ma Rainey
Accompanied by a small Jazz ensemble

Went to bed last night, and folks, I was in my tea-ea-ea
I went to bed last night, and I was in my tea
Woke up this morning, the police was shakin' me

I went to the jailhouse, drunk and blue as I could be-e-e
I went to the jailhouse, drunk and blue as I could be
But this cruel old judge sent my man away from me

They carried me to the courthouse, Lordy, how I was fly-y-in'
They carried me to the courthouse, Lordy, how I was flyin'
They give me sixty days in jail and money couldn't pay my fine

Sixty days ain't long when you can spend them as you choose-oo-oose
Sixty days ain't long when you can spend them as you choose
But they seem like years in a cell where there ain't no booze

My life is all a misery, when I can not get my booze-oo-ooze
My life is all a misery, when I can not get my booze
I can't nev' be 'thout my liquor, gots to have the booze to call these blues

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