Cat Man Blues

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Cat Man Blues (15673--) - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Richmond 24 September 1929, Pm 12921
A position, pitch G

Cat man, cat man, stay away from my house at night.
I said, cat man, cat man, stay away from my house at night.
Prowlin' around my back door when I'm gone, you know that ain't right.

When I come home last night I heard a noise, asked my wife, "What was that?"
When I come home last night I heard a noise, asked my wife, "What was that?"
She said, "Don't be so suspicious, that wasn't a thing but a cat."

I've been all through the world, I've taken all kinds of chance.
I've been all over the world, taken all kinds of chance.
I haven't seen a cat come home in a pair of pants.

I'm tired of cat rollin' man come to my home when I'm out.
I'm tired of this cat rollin' man come to my house when I'm out.
It's all because of my woman wore this mattress out.[1]

Reason I call him cat man, he don't come round in the day.
Reason I call him cat man, he don't go around in the day.
Come around after midnight, steals my cream when I'm away.

Tell me a cat's got nine lives, honey, and I believe that's true.
Tell me a cat's got nine lives, honey, I believe that's true.
If the cat man has got nine lives, he's gonna need 'em when I get through.


Notes

  1. The final MATTRESS OUT is garbled or just wrong.


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