Chinch Bug Blues

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Chinch Bug Blues (20064-1) - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Chicago c. October 1927, Pm 12551
C position and pitch

I never did feel uneasy, I know how you left your tricks.
I never did feel uneasy, I know how you left your tricks.
You leave town today and it's ten days, you've got your business well fixed.

I wonder if the chinches bite in Beaumont, oh, like they do in Beale Street town.
I wonder if chinches bite in Beaumont, like they do in Beale Street town.
The first night I stayed in Memphis, chinch bugs turned my bed around.

I had to get 'ceitful with the bedbugs, to keep the chinches from takin' my life.
I had to get 'ceitful with the bedbugs, to keep the chinches from takin' my life.
Because the chinches got my number, wrote three letters to my wife.

My wife caught me easin', way across that rich gal's room.
I said my wife caught me easin', way across that rich gal's room.
The next time I go to slip out, I ain't gonna leave on the light anymore.

My wife has quit me, and my rich pigmeat gal is too.
I say my wife has quit me, and my rich pigmeat gal is too.
Oh, Lord, I'm lyin' in this cold bed alone, scared with the chinch bug blues.

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