Mosquito Moan

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Mosquito Moan (15666--) – Blind Lemon Jefferson
Richmond 24 September 1929, Pm 12899
C position pitched at B

Now, I'm sittin' in my kitchen, mosquitoes all around my screen.
Now, I'm sittin' in my kitchen, mosquitoes all around my screen.
If I don't arrange to get a mosquito bomb,I'll be seldom seen.

I'm gon' sleep under a tin tub, try my best to brad their bill.
I believe I'll sleep under a tin tub, try my best to brad[1] their bill.
Well, mosquitoes so bad in this man's town, keep me away from my whiskey still.

I love my whiskey better than some people likes to eat.
I say I love my whiskey better than some people likes to eat.
Mosquitoes botherin' me so, I can't hardly stay on my feet.

I bought a spray last night, and I sprayed all over my house.
I bought a spray last night and I sprayed all over my house.
Mosquitoes all around my door, won't leave nobody come out.

Mosquitoes all around me, mosquitoes are everywhere I go.
Mosquitoes all around me, mosquitoes everywhere I go.
No matter where I go, well, they sticks their bill in me.

I would say a gabbernipper,[2] these gabbernippers bites too hard.
I would say a gabbernipper, some gabbernippers bites too hard.
I've stepped back in my kitchen, and they're springin' up in my back yard.

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  1. BRAD is the sound, effectively here meaning 'blunt'.
  2. GABBERNIPPER is a variation of 'gallinipper', a large mosquito (Merriam-Webster).