That Crawlin' Baby Blues

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That Crawlin' Baby Blues (15671--) - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Richmond 24 September 1929, Pm 12880
G position, pitched at F

Heard a baby cryin', crawlin' up to his mama's knee.
Heard a baby cryin', up to his mama's knee.
He's cryin' 'bout his sweet milk and she won't feed his Jersey cream.

Crawl from the fireplace and he stopped in the middle of the floor.
Well, he crawled from the fireplace and stopped in the middle of the floor.
Said "Mama, ain't that your second daddy standin' back there in the door?"

Well, she grabbed my baby and spanked him, I tried to make her leave him alone.
She just grabbed my baby and spanked him, I tried to make her leave him alone.
I tried my best to stop her and she said this baby ain't none of mine.

Some woman rocks the cradle, and I declare she rules her home.
Woman rocks the cradle, and I declare she rules her home.
Many a man rocks some other man's baby and the fool thinks he's rockin' his own.

Went out late last night when I learnt the crawlin' baby's news.
I say, it was late last night when I learnt the crawlin' baby news.
My woman threw my clothes outdoors, now I got the crawlin' baby blues.

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