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Poor John Blues Trk 13 3:53
Sleepy John Estes
(John Adam Estes)
Sleepy John Estes - guitar & vocal
Jab Jones - piano & James 'Yank' Rachell - mandolin
Recorded: Memphis May 30st 1930 #599682-2
Album: The Legendary 1928-1930 Recordings
Gus Cannon And His Jug Stompers JSPCD3406



Now ruther be dead
Sleepin' in a hollow log
Now ruther be dead
An sleepin' in a hollow log
An to be here beggin' you
Car'in me like a dog

Now what you want po' John to do?
Now, what you want po' John to do?
Lord, I've done, done ev'rything
Tryin' to get along wit' you

Now the woman I'm lovin'
She got one teeth solid gold
Now the woman I'm lovin'
She got one teeth solid gold
Lord, just stayin on with this woman
Gotta morgage on my soul

(mandolin & piano)

Now sho' as the grass
On the Texas earth grow green
Now sho' as the grass
On the Texas earth grow green
Lord, I ain't crazy about
Nobody I ever seen.

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