Booger Rooger Blues

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Booger Rooger Blues (3088-2) – Blind Lemon Jefferson
Chicago c. December 1926, Pm 12425
C position pitched at B

I drive to the station, woman, I bid you adieu.
I drive to the station, then I bid you adieu.
Tell me, you always got a fatmouth followin' you.

My baby's quit me, man, she done throwed me down.
I said my baby's quit me, she done throwed me down.
I wouldn't hate it so bad but that talk is all over town.

She's a long tall woman, she got relatives in Arkansas.
Long tall woman, she got relatives in Arkansas.
She ain't so good lookin', but, lord, them dimples is all in her jaw.

I cried all night, and all that night before.
I say, I cried all night, and all that night before.
Well, it's the best to get single and you won't have to cry no more.

I got ten little puppies, I got twelve little shaggy hounds.
I got ten little puppies, and twelve little shaggy hounds.
Well, it's gon' take them twenty-two dogs to run my good gal down.

I got a girl in Oak Cliff and Highland Park, Oak Lawn, Lakewoods,[1] ma'am, too.
I got a girl in Oak Cliff, Highland Park, Oak Lawn, Lakewoods, ma'am, too.
I'm gon' live in Magnolia Station and watch them Mill City women goin' through.[2]

Some joker learned my baby how to shift gear on a Cadillac Eight.
Some joker learned my baby how to shift gear on a Cadillac Eight.
Sugar, every since that happened, I can't keep my business straight.

Notes

  1. Oak Cliff, Highland Park, Oak Lawn and Lakewood are Dallas areas. He sings LAKEWOODS (Chris Smith).
  2. The final word, THROUGH, is doubtful. (RRM) It could be "gon' do". (AM)


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