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Memphis Minnie:Jitis Blues Lyrics

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Jitis Blues

This song is by Memphis Minnie and appears on the compilation album Queen Of Country Blues (2005).

Hmmmm, the meningitis killin' me
Hmmmm, the meningitis killin' me
I'm bending, I'm bending, baby, my head is nearly down to my knees

I comin' home one Saturday night, pull off my clothes and I lie down
I comin' home one Saturday night, pull off my clothes and I lie down
And next morning just about day, the meningitis began to creep around

My head and neck was paining me, feel like my back was break in two
My head and neck was paining me, feel like my back was break in two
Lord, I had such a mood that morning, I didn't know what in the world to do

My companion take me to the doctor, "Doctor please tell me my wife's complaint"
My companion take me to the doctor, "Doctor please tell me my wife's complaint"
The doctor looked down on me, shook his head, "I wouldn't mind telling you, son, but I can't"

"You take her 'round to the city hospital, jus' as quick, quick as you possibly can
You take her 'round to the city hospital, jus' as quick, quick as you possibly can
Because the condition she's in now, you will never go home live again"

He rode me 'round to the city hospital, the clock was strikin' ten
He rode me 'round to the city hospital, the clock was strikin' ten
I hear my companion say, "I won't see your smiling face again"

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