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Forty-Five Blues

This song is by "Funny Paper" Smith and appears on the compilation album The Original Howling Wolf, 1930-1931 (1972) by Funny Papa Smith.

I feel mean and hateful, I just can't feel satisfied
I feel mean and hateful, I just can't feel satisfied
I'm goin' out after my woman this mornin' and I'm takin' my Forty-Five

My woman quit me last summer and I can't get her off my mind
My woman quit me last summer and I can't get her off my mind
And if she don't come back this mornin', you gonna hear my Forty-Five cryin'

Folks I hate to be mean, but I cain't be good if I tried
Folks I hate to be mean, but I cain't be good if I tried
And when I call my baby this mornin', I'm callin' her with my Forty-Five

(Now the) Police got so they 'rest me every time they catch me on the street
(Now the) Police got so they 'rest me every time they catch me on the street
And tol' me this mornin' they're gonna let me catch you on my beat

Now Everybody talkin' and tellin' me why I don't I let that no good woman be
Now Everybody talkin' and tellin' me why I don't I let that no good woman be
'Cause she may show me that she didn't want me but I don't got sense enough to see

Soon as I do what I want to do, then I'll be satisfied
Soon as I do what I want to do, then I'll be satisfied
That's kill my woman and walk to the police and hand them my Forty-Five