Mean Jumper Blues

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Mean Jumper Blues (20380-2) – Blind Lemon Jefferson
Chicago c. February 1928, Pm 12631
C position and pitch

I feel like jumping through the keyhole in your door.
I say, I feel like jumping through the keyhole in your door.
If you jump this time, baby, you won't jump no more.

I feel like falling from treetops to the ground.
I say, I feel like falling from treetops to the ground.
My rider's got a mean joker and he don't allow me around.

I go there early in the morning, and I goes there late at night.
I go there early in the morning, and I goes there late at night.
Don't care how late I goes there, he have never turned out his light.

I believe he's lookin' for me, he's up all hours at night.
I believe he's lookin' for me, he's up all hours at night.
She used to be my rider and he ain't treatin' her right.

I met this joker one morning, he was out on the outer edge of town.
I met this joker one morning, he was out on the outer edge of town.
I had to talk and plead for to keep him from blowin' me down.

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