Mississippi Boweavil Blues

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Mississippi Boweavil Blues-Charley Patton
Spanish tuning with a slide, NOTE: Each line is followed by an instrumental response line.

It's a little boll weevil, see him movinin' a-in the -------, Lordy

"You can plant your cotton and you won't get a half a cent, Lordy."

Boll weevil, boll weevil, where's your native home, Lordy?

"A-Lou'siana raised in Texas is a-where I's bred and born, Lordy"

Well, I saw the boll weevil, Lord, a circle, Lordy, in the air, Lordy

A-next time I seed him, Lord, he had his family there, Lordy

Boll weevil left Texas, Lord, he bid me fare-you-well, Lordy (Spoken: Where he goin' now?")

"I'm goin' down in Mississippi, gonna give you 'n' Lou'siana hell, Lordy"

Boll weevil said the farmer, "Think I treat you fair, Lordy" (Spoken: How is that, boy?)

"Suck all the blossom and leave you half your square, Lordy"

A-next time I seen you, you know I had your family there, Lordy

The boll weevil neither wife would sit down on the hay, Lordy

Boll weevil told his wife, "Let's take this forty here, Lordy"

Boll weevil told his wife, said, "I b'lieve I'll linger long, Lordy" (Spoken: Go on, I wanta tell 'em about it.)

He left and leavin' Lou'siana, raised and goin' to Arkansas, Lordy

Well, I saw the boll weevil, Lord, a circle, Lordy, in the air, Lordy

Next time I seed him, Lord, he had his family there, Lordy

Boll weevil told the farmer, "I think I treat you fair, Lordy"

"Sucks all the blossoms and leave you half your square, Lordy"

Boll weevil, boll weevil, where your native home, Lordy?

"'Most anywhere they raise cotton and corn, Lordy"

Boll weevil, boll weevil, call that treatin' me fair, Lordy?

The next time I seed you, you had your family there, Lordy

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