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I'm Gonna Start Me a Graveyard of My Own

This song is by Jim Jackson and appears on the compilation album Jim Jackson Vol. 1 (1927-1928) (1992).

I'm gonna start a graveyard of my own
If that man don't leave my gal alone
Oh, my razor certainly am a trusty blade, lay that man right in the shade
I'm gonna start a graveyard of my own

Aw, she bundled up my clothes and th'owed 'em out of doors
I'm gonna start a graveyard of my own
Well, she gave me the sack, gonna never come back
And I'm gonna start a graveyard of my own

Yeah, I'm gonna start a graveyard of my own
If that man don't leave my girl alone
My razor certainly am a trusty blade, lay that man right in the shade
I'm gonna start a graveyard of my own

'Cause I'm 'round him, downed him, I ain't good-lookin' but found him
I don't believe nobody'll drag me away
Yes, I'm around him, downed him, I ain't good-lookin' but found him
I don't believe nobody'll drag me 'way

Aw, she bundled up my clothes and th'owed 'em out of doors
I'm gonna start a graveyard of my own
She gave me the sack, gon' never come back
And I'm gonna start a graveyard of my own

Recitation: 'Course, I was down to a girl's house the other night. She told me she didn't have no one to come to see 'er. I went down there, knocked on the door, she told me to come in. Whilst I was sittin' down there, another man come down there, bigger than I was. He come in and I spoke to him and he spoke awful dry, and to let me know he owned everything down there, he went on through in the back room. Whilst he was in there, this girl said, "Don't pay that man no mind", say, "He used to be somethin' here, but he ain't nothin' here now.". I said, "I ain't studyin' 'bout that man, 'cause I'm just

'Round him, downed him, I ain't good-lookin' but found him
I don't believe nobody'll drag me away

'Cause I'm gonna start a graveyard of my own
If that man don't leave my girl alone
Oh, my razor certainly am a trusty blade, lay that man right in the shade
I'm gonna start a graveyard of my own