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Fire Detective Blues

This song is by Roosevelt Sykes and appears on the album Roosevelt Sykes Vol. 1 (1929-1930) (1992).

My house burning down, the firemen are taking their time
My house burning down, the firemen are taking their time
Please Mr fire detective, won't you save this old cabin of mine

I spent my money, looking to be happy some day
I spent my money, looking to be happy some day
Now my house burning down, I ain't got no place to stay

That fire detective, don't mean me no good
That fire detective, don't mean me no good
Let my house burn into ashes, didn't leave me one stick of wood

Sat baby, won't you please write to me
Sat baby, won't you please write to me
I'm just as lonesome, as a young man can be

My house burned down, didn't leave me a doggone thing
My house burned down, didn't leave me a doggone thing
Reason why it worries me, to hear that fire bell ring