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Hard Luck Blues

This song is by Charley Lincoln and appears on the split compilation album Charley Lincoln & Willie Baker (1927-1930) (1992) by Charley Lincoln and Willie Baker.

Two kind of people in this world, mama babe, that I sure can't stand
Two kind of people in this world, mama babe, that I sure can't stand
That's a two-faceded woman, babe, and her monkey man

As sure as the sparrow, mama babe, flyin' in the air
Sure as the sparrow flys, he's in the air
I got a lovin' sweet mama in this world somewhere

Say the blues in my body, says, makin' towards my head
Say the blues in my body, makin' towards my head
I b'lieve to my soul, mama, them blues gonna kill me dead

I ain't gonna grieve, mama, sure ain't gonna cry no more
Says, I ain't gonna grieve, mama, says I sure ain't gon' cry no more
Gon' take my best friend's gal, say, the one what lives next door

She's a married woman, but she says she likes me
She's a married woman, she says she likes me
Hate to bite my friend, but it's somebody been bite me

Says, I used to have money, but now I says I'm cold in hand
Says, I used to have money but now I'm cold in hand
Said, I used to have a good gal, but now she's got another man

Well, my Hard Luck Blues, sure done fell on me
Hard luck, baby, sure done fell on me
Says my brother stole a ham, says, and the police, says, locked up me

Recorded:

1927