Cow Hooking Blues

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Cow Hooking Blues--Mississippi John Hurt
E position, standard tuning
NOTE: Dotted lines indicate places where the guitar completed the sung line

Woke up this morning, just 'bout the break of day
Woke up this morning, ---------------------------
Woke up this morning, just 'bout the break of day

I hugged my pillow where my baby used to lay
I hugged my pillow --------------------------
I hugged my pillow where my baby used to lay

She keeps me worried and -----------------------
She keeps me worried ---------------------------
--- me worried and bothered all the time

She don't come back I b'lieve I'll lose my mind
She don't come back I -------------------------
She don't come back I b'lieve I'll lose my mind

Baby, baby, -----------------------------------
Oh please, baby, try me one more time




She's my babe, man, I wished you'd let her alone
That's my baby ---------------------------------
That's my babe and I wished you'd let her alone

Been for you, my babe would've stayed at home
Hadn't've been for you, man, ---------------------
Hadn't've been for you, my babe would've stayed at home

Mmmmm ------------------------------------
Mmmm hmmm hmmm ---------------------------
Mmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mmm hmmmm

Bring me some whiskey, drive these blues away
Bring me some whiskey, ----------------------
Got them low-down blues and had 'em all day

Blues jumped a rabbit, run him a solid mile
Blues jumped a rabbit, ----------------------
The blues jumped a rabbit, run him a solid mile

Took the blues this morning, cried like a child
Took the blues this morning, ------------------
Took the blues this morning, cried like a child

It's your time now, baby, be mine after awhile
It's your time now ---------------------------
It's your time now, babe, be mine after awhile

One thing, man, your babe can't do
There's one thing, man, ------------




Can't be mine and somebody else's, too
And you can't be mine ----------------




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