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Mama's Quittin' and Leavin' Part 1

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

I feel bluer this morning than I ever felt before
I feel bluer this morning than I ever felt before
I'm changin' friends and men and I won't be blue no more

Talkin' 'bout changin' men, mama, you been singin' that stuff all over town
Talkin' 'bout changin' men, mama, you been singin' that stuff all over town
But I'm liable to take my '45 mama, and turn you upside down

I know you 'buked and dogged me baby with your '45
I know you 'buked and dogged me baby with your '45
And I couldn't do nothin' but wring my hands and cry

Mama, when I talk to you, God above know I don't mean no harm
When I talk to you, mama, God above know I don't mean no harm
But it's just because I love you and I'm tryin' to teach you right from wrong

Though you try to be mean baby and use me as a child
Though you try to be mean baby and use me as a child
But it's goin' to hurt you to your heart when I leave you for a while

Mama, ain't no need to leavin' me, 'cause your gonna be mistreated by someone else
Ain't no need to leavin' me, 'cause your gonna be mistreated by someone else
And rather than to see someone else mistreat you, I'd ruther keep you and mistreat you myself