Statesboro Blues

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Statesboro Blues-Blind Willie McTell
Dropped-D tuning, D position

INTRO

Wake up, mama, turn your lamp down low
Wake up, mama, turn your lamp down low
Have you got the nerve to drive Papa McTell from your door?

My Mother died and left me reckless, my Daddy died and left me wild, wild, wild
Mother died and left me reckless, Daddy died and left me wild, wild, wild
Know I'm not good-lookin', but I'm some sweet woman's angel child

She's a mighty mean woman, do me this-a way
She's a mighty mean woman, do me this-a way
When I leave this time, pretty mam', I'm goin' away to stay

Once loved a woman better than anyone I'd ever seen
I once loved a woman, better than I'd ever seen
Treated me like I was a king and she was a doggone queen

Sister, tell your brother, brother, tell your auntie, now, auntie, tell your uncle
Uncle, tell my cousin, now, cousin, tell my friends
Goin' up the country, mama, don't you want to go?
May take me a fair brown, may take one or two more

Big 80 left Savanna, Lord, it did not stop, You oughta saw that colored fireman when he got the boiler hot
You can reach over in the corner, mama, and hand me my travelin' shoes
You know by that I've got them Statesboro Blues

Papa, sister got 'em, auntie got 'em, brother got 'em, friends got 'em, I got 'em
I woke up this mornin', we had them Statesboro Blues
I looked over in the corner, Grandma and Grandpa had 'em, too

OUTRO

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