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​Somebody's Been Borrowing That Stuff

This song is by Big Joe Williams and appears on the compilation album Big Joe Williams Vol.1 (1935-1941) (1991) and on the compilation album Big Joe Williams and the Stars of Mississippi Blues (2004).

Look here, Judge, give me the lowest fine
I killed a man 'bout the stuff of mine
Somebody been borrowin' that, somebody been borrowin' that stuff
Somebody been borrowin' it, ain't gwine tell you no lie

I don't mind my gal runnin' around
Save me a little more of that stuff of mine
Somebody been borrowin' that, somebody been borrowin' that stuff
Somebody been borrowin' it, ain't gon' tell you no lie

I got up this mornin', feelin' bad
Thinkin' about that stuff I had
Somebody been borrowin' that, Somebody been borrowin' that stuff
Somebody been borrowin' it, I ain't gon' tell you no lie

Want to keep your daddy from cryin'?
Save me little more of that stuff of mine
Somebody been borrowin' that, someboday been borrowin' that
Someboday been borrowin' that, I ain't gon tell you no lie

You can arrest me, Judge, put me in the cell
Me and my gal ain't doin' very well
Somebody been borrowin' that stuff of mine
Somebody been borrowin' it, I ain't gwon tell you no lie

You can drink your whiskey, woman, I may decline
Got to save that stuff of mine
Somebody been borrowin', somebody been borrowin' that stuff
Somebody been borrowin' it, I ain't gwon tell you no lie

When I was a little boy, just runnin' around
Kill every man 'bout the stuff of mine
Somebody been, somebody been borrowin' that stuff
Somebody been borrowin' it, I ain't gon' tell you no lie

I got a little gal, she live 'way in town
Save me all that stuff of mine
Some body been borrowin', somebody been bootin' that stuff of mine
Somebody been bootin' it, ain't gon tell you no lie

I cried last night, all night before
Took my stuff and I walked out your door
Somebody been borrowin' that, somebody been bootin' that stuff
Somebody been borrowin' that, ain't gon' tell you no lie

You can put on your dress, gal, and run around
Swear I'll kill you 'bout that stuff of mine
Somebody been borrowin', somebody been borrowin' that stuff

Well, well, babe, I'm doin' very well
I am going to raise some
Somebody been borrowin' that stuff
Somebody been borrowin', now I ain't gwon tell you no lie

Recorded:

February 25, 1935; Chicago, IL