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Sleepy John Estes - Poor John Blues lyrics

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Poor John Blues by Sleepy John Estes


Poor John Blues Trk 13 3:53
Sleepy John Estes
(John Adam Estes)
Sleepy John Estes - guitar & vocal
Jab Jones - piano & James 'Yank' Rachell - mandolin
Recorded: Memphis May 30st 1930 #599682-2
Album: The Legendary 1928-1930 Recordings
Gus Cannon And His Jug Stompers JSPCD3406
Now ruther be dead
Sleepin' in a hollow log
Now ruther be dead
An sleepin' in a hollow log
An to be here beggin' you
Car'in me like a dog
Now what you want po' John to do?
Now, what you want po' John to do?
Lord, I've done, done ev'rything
Tryin' to get along wit' you
Now the woman I'm lovin'
She got one teeth solid gold
Now the woman I'm lovin'
She got one teeth solid gold
Lord, just stayin on with this woman
Gotta morgage on my soul
(mandolin & piano)
Now sho' as the grass
On the Texas earth grow green
Now sho' as the grass
On the Texas earth grow green
Lord, I ain't crazy about
Nobody I ever seen.
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