Southern Woman Blues

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Southern Woman Blues (15667--) - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Richmond 24 September 1929, Pm 12899
A position pitched at G

Way down south, you oughta see the women shimmy and shake.
I say, away down south, you oughta see the women shimmy and shake.
Got a new way to wiggle, make a weak man break his neck.

Pure fat meat and greens and I mean that they really can cook.
Pure fat meat and greens and I mean that they really can cook.
Makin' jelly roll, and I mean it's out the book.

I was down south and full of my whiskey cup,
And when I was down south, full of my whiskey cup,
Just lookin' at them women makes me want to get my gage up.

Southern women, man, they's hard to beat.
I said Southern women sure is hard to beat.
Ain't so easy to get along with but, Lord, so sweet.

I'm goin' down South and I believe I'll take my hook.
Well, I'm goin' down South and I believe I'll carry my hook.
I'm gon' angle and fish these Southern women just to declare it's out the book.

Me and my sugar, soppin' out the bowl.
I said me and my sugar, soppin' out the bowl.
I would go to fishin', mama. I done broke my pole.

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