See That My Grave's Kept Clean

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See That My Grave's Kept Clean (20074-2) - Deacon L.J. Bates (Blind Lemon Jefferson)
Chicago c. October 1927, Pm 12585
E position pitched F

Well, it's one kind favor I ask of you.
Well, it's one kind favor I ask of you.
Well, it's one kind favor I'll ask of you.
See that my grave is kept clean.

It's a long lane that never end.
It's a long lane that never end.
It's a long lane that never end.
Sayin' it's a bad wind that never change.

Well, it's two white horses in a line,
Well, it's two white horses in a line,
Well, it's two white horses in a line,
Gonna take me to my buryin' ground.

When your heart stops beatin' and your hands get cold,
When your heart stops beatin' and your hands get cold,
When your heart stops beatin' and your hands get cold,
It ain't long 'fore they take you to a cypress grove.

Have you ever heard a coffin sound?
Have you ever heard a coffin sound?
Have you ever heard a coffin sound?
Then you know the poor boy is in the ground.

You may dig my grave with a silver spade.
You may dig my grave with a silver spade.
You may dig my grave with a silver spade.
You may let me down with a golden chain.

Have you ever heard a church bell tone?
Have you ever heard a church bell tone?
Have you ever heard a church bell tone?
Then you know that the poor boy's dead and gone.


See That My Grave Is Kept Clean (20374-1) - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Chicago c. February 1928, Pm 12608
E position and pitch

Well, it's one kind favor I ask of you.
Well, it's one kind favor I ask of you.
Lord, it's one kind favor I'll ask of you.
See that my grave is kept clean.

It's a long lane, ain't got no end,
It's a long lane that's got no end,
It's a long lane ain't got no end,
And it's a bad wind that never change.

Lord, it's two white horses in a line,
Well, it's two white horses in a line,
Well, it's two white horses in a line,
Gonna take me to my buryin' ground.

My heart stopped beatin' and my hands got cold.
My heart stopped beatin' and my hands got cold.
Well, my heart stopped beatin', Lord, my hands got cold.
It wasn't long 'fore they took me to the cypress grove.

Have you ever heard a coffin sound?
Have you ever heard a coffin sound?
Have you ever heard a coffin sound?
Then you know that the poor boy is in the ground.

Oh, dig my grave with a silver spade.
Well, dig my grave with a silver spade.
Well, dig my grave with a silver spade.
You may lead me down with a golden chain.

Have you ever heard a church bell's tone?
Have you ever heard a church bell's tone?
Have you ever heard a church bell tone?
Then you know that the poor boy's dead and gone.

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