Right Of Way Blues

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Right Of Way Blues[1] (4515-2) - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Chicago c. May 1927, Pm 12510
E position pitched at F

I hate to hear my good gal call my name
I say, I hate to hear my good gal call my name
She don't call so loud but she call so nice and plain

Well, the train I ride, eighteen coaches long
Mama, the train I ride, eighteen coaches long
And the girl that I love, she's just now leavin' home

Got a high-brown girl, up the right of way somewhere
I got a high-brown girl, up the right of way somewhere
Man, what's worryin' me, she thinks she's a millionaire

Don't never drive a stranger 'way from your door
Baby, don't never drive a stranger from your door
It could be your best friend, mama, you don't know

"Don't tell no stories, please don't tell no lie
Don't tell no stories, please don't tell no lie
Did my gal stop here?" "No your little mama kept on by."

Ahhh, if you don't love me, pretty mama, don't run no stall
Said, girl, if you don't love me, mama, don't run no stall
There's a whole lots of women just rarin' for your downfall

Notes

  1. I take this as a mistitle for 'Ride Away Blues', but many dispute this.



Alternate transcription

Right Of Way Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Chicago c. May 1927, Pm 12510
E position pitched at F

I hate to hear my good gal call my name
I say I hate to hear my good gal call my name
She don't call so loud but she call so nice and plain

Well the train I ride, eighteen coaches long
Mama the train I ride, eighteen coaches long
& the girl that I love is just now leavin' home

Well a high-brown girl loves to ride away somewhere
I got a high-brown girl loves to ride away somewhere
Man what worries me she thinks she's a millionaire

Lord, never drive a stranger 'way from your door
Baby don't never drive a stranger from your door
It could be your best friend, mama you don't know

Don't tell no stories, please don't tell no lie
Don't tell no stories, please don't tell no lie
'Did my gal stop here?' 'No your little woman kept on by'

Ahhh if you don't love me pretty mama don't run no stall
Said girl if you don't love me mama don't run no stall
There's a whole lotsa women just rarin' for your downfall

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