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Black Rat Blues

This song is by Robert Wilkins and appears on the split split compilation album Complete Recordings in Chronological Order, 1928-1935 (1972).

There's a black rat up town, man he's most too evil to live
It's a black rat up town, man he's most too evil to live
If I catch him in my kitchen, boys he's gonna have me to kill

Know he sneaks in my kitchen, man eat up all of my bread
Know he sneaks in my kitchen, man eat up all of my bread
Soon as he got his belly full, boys he started cuttin' up in my bed

I caught the wink of his eye, man through the keyhole in my door
I caught the wink of his eye, man through the keyhole in my door
I'm going to get my 44 out of pawn, I bet he won't cut here no more

And that's the reason my baby, she don't speak well of me no more
That's the reason my baby, she don't speak well of me no more
It's got me so uneasy, partner I don't know where to go

Cairo, Cairo is my baby's home
Cairo, Cairo is my baby's home
I'm goin' home, partner and I swear it won't be long