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GUEST,Richie Lyr Req: Train 45 (from Grayson & Whitter) (16) Lyr Add: GRAVEYARD BLUES (from Ollie Gilbert) 20 Nov 06


Here's an example of Graveyard Blues:

GRAVEYARD BLUES Ollie Gilbert
As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on April 9, 1970 Max Hunter Collection

Verse 1
Well, I went to the graveyard to look down on her face
Went to the graveyard, looked down on her face
Said, I'm sorry, woman, but I jest can't take your place.
A woman made a fool outa me.

Verse 2
Where was you, woman, when the train left the shed?
Where was you, woman, when the train left the shed?
I was standing in my backroom door wishing to God I was dead.
A woman made a fool outa me.

Verse 3
Oh, I hate to see that evenin' sun go down.
Hate to see that evenin' sun go down.
I've got nobody and I'm so lone, lonesome man.
Woman made a fool outa me.

Verse 4
Come here, woman, an' see what you have done.
Come here, woman. See what you have done.
You caused me to love you, an' now, you're left an' gone.
Woman made a fool outa me.

Verse 5
Well, take me to the graveyard 'n' throw sod over me.
Take me to the graveyard. Throw sod over me.
I want to tell the whole wide world how you mistreated me.
A woman made a fool outa me.


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