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Careless Love 4:00 Trk 10
Nehemiah Curtis 'Skip' James
Skip James - vocal, guitar and piano
Album: Blues From The Delta
From Vanguard 'Devil Got My Woman' album 1968
Vanguard Records CD 96517-2 1998

Note: hyphen=word unsung


Oh love, ooh love
Oh, careless love

Yes, oh love, oh love
Oh, careless love

Oh love oh, oh love
Oh love, oh, careless -

How can't you see
What careless love, have done?

And it have caused me to weep
And to -
It done caused me to weep
And to moan
It done caused me to weep
An it caused me to moan
You know that love done caused
Me to leave my happy home

Oh love'll lie
Oh love, just

Oh love, oh

Oh, love'll die
Ooh, love
Oh love, oh careless -
Now you can see me
What a careless love have -

My mother, she told me
When I was a child

My mother, told me
When I was a child

My mother, she told me
She told me
When I was a child
'These old, battleaxe women
Son, gon' run you wild'

Then I said, 'That's the reason'
Oh careless love'
Oh, love

Oh love
Oh, careless love
Oh, love'll lie
Oh love, oh love
Oh careless -
Yeah you, can't you see
What it have done?

Yes, my mama
She used to kneel an pray
Oh, my mama
She used to kneel an she'd pray
An I b'lieve I heard her say
'Oh Lord, will you see my child, today
And you see what this careless love
Done causin?'

And you can just see, now
What a careless love have done
Now, you can just see
What careless love have done

An you now, you can s-
You can
You can just see
What careless love have done
An you know it done
'Caused me to do a lot of things wrong

An that caused me to
Leave my happy home.

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