Competition Bed Blues

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Competition Bed Blues (20749-2) - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Chicago c. July 1928, Pm 12728
C position pitched at B

Competition worryin' me, I don't even know what competition mean.
Competition worryin' me, do you realize what competition mean?
It pops up at every man's door and it worries him in his midnight dream.

I had a lovin' brown, I didn't never mean to do her wrong.
I had a lovin' brown, I didn't never mean to do her wrong.
My partner's so full of competition, he's got my gal and gone.

I passed my partner's house, I stopped in to comb my head.
I passed my partner's house, I stopped in to comb my head.
Who should I find, but my brown makin' up my partner's bed.

Almost wrecked my mind, competition's goin' between me and my friend.
Almost wrecked my mind, competition's goin' between me and my friend.
It hurts me so, I thought we'd be pals 'til the end.

It makes a man feel bad for his partner to turn him down.
It makes a man feel bad for his partner to throw him down.
Now it's so much competition, I believe I'll leave this town.



Competition Bed Blues (21132-1) - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Chicago c. January 1929, Pm 12728
C position pitched at B

Competition worryin' me, do you realize what competition mean?
Competition worryin' me, and do you realize what competition mean?
Pops up at every man's door and it worries him in his midnight dream.

I had a lovin' brown, I didn't mean to do her wrong.
Had a lovin' brown, I didn't mean to do her wrong.
My partner's so full of competition, he got my good gal and gone.

I found my partner's house, I stopped in to comb my head.
I stopped in my partner's house, stopped in to comb my head.
Who did I find, but my darlin' makin' up my partner's bed.

It almost wrecked my mind, competition's goin' between me and my friend.
I say it almost wrecked my mind, competition's goin' between me and my friend.
It hurts me so, I thought we was gonna be pals until the end.

It makes a man feel bad for his partner to turn him down.
Yes it makes a man feel bad for his partner to turn him down.
Said it's so much competition, I believe I'll leave this town.

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