That Black Snake Moan

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That Black Snake Moan (3067-2) - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Chicago c. November 1926, Pm 12407
C position pitched at Bb

Ohhhh, ain't got no mama now.
Ohhhh, ain't got no mama now.
She told me late last night, "You don't need no mama no-how."

Mmm, black snake crawlin' in my room.
Mmm, black snake crawlin' in my room.
Some pretty mama better come and get this black snake soon.

Ohhh, that musta been a bed-bug, baby, a chinch can't bite that hard.
Ohhh, that musta been a bed-bug, honey, a chinch can't bite that hard.
Asked my sugar for fifty cents, she said, "Lemon, I ain't a child in the yard".

Mama, that's alright, mama, that's alright for you.
Mama, that's alright, mama, that's alright for you.
Mama, that's alright most any old way you do.

Mmm, what's the matter now?
Mmm, honey, what's the matter now?
Sugar, what's the matter? "Don't like no black snake, no-how".

Mmm, wonder where's my black snake gone.
Mmm, wonder where is the black snake gone.
Black snake, mama, done run my darlin' home.



That Black Snake Moan No. 2 - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Chicago c. March 1929, Pm 12756
C position pitched at B

Well, folks, Lemon is yet lookin' for his black snake mama.

Mmmmmm, gonna run that black snake down,
Ohhhh, gonna run that black snake down,
I ain't seen my mama, since black snake taken her away from town.

Mmmmmm, black snake is so hard to find,
Mmmmmm, black snake is so hard to find,
I am worried 'bout my mama, I can't keep her off my mind.

Ohhhhh, better find my mama soon,
Ohhhhh, better find my mama soon,
I woke up this morning, black snake was makin', this here ruckus [pronounced "rookus"] in my room.

Black snake is evil, black snake is all I see,
Black snake is evil, black snake is all I see,
I woke up this mornin', black snake was movin' in on me.

Mmmmmm, mmm, black snake was hangin' round,
Mmmmmm, black snake was hangin' round,
He occupied my livin' room, and broke my ? down.

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