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Sonny Boy Williamson I – Springtime Blues lyrics

Springtime Blues Trk 1 Dsc 2 3: 01
Sonny Boy Williamson I (John Lee Williamson)
(John Lee Williamson)
Recorded: December 11, 1941 - Chicago Illinois
Sonny Boy Williamson - vocals & harmonica
With Big Bill Broonzy - guitar, Blind John Davis - piano
William Mitchell - bass
Album: 'The Blues' Sonny Boy Williamson 1937-1945
Fremeaux & Associates #Fa 253

Now, baby but I'll see you
Baby, in the spring
Just after the bluebird begin to sing
A-but sail on
Yes, sail on
Oh my little baby, sail on

Now, but maybe I won't see you
Baby, until in the fall
An I know you won't have no
Real reg'lar man, at all
Oh, but sail on
Yes, sail on
A-my little baby, sail on

Now, but I b'lieve I'll wait an see you
Baby, some ol' rainy day
Just after the mock'inbird
Come out to play
A-but sail on now
Yes, sail on
Oh my little baby, sail on

(harmonica & instrumental)

Now you gon' keep on
Baby you know, foolin' round
A-you know the police
Is gonna run you clean outta town
A-now but sail on
Yes, sail on
A-my little baby, sail on

Now tell me, baby
What do you want me to do?
I did ev'rything I could, baby
To try to get along wit'ch you
A-now but sail on now
Yes, sail on
My little baby, sail on

Go bring my shotgun
My pistols and shells
You know my woman, she done quit me
An I'm gonna start to raise
(You know what I mean, man!)
A-but, sail on
Yes, sail on
A-my little baby, sail on.


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