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Thread #78718 Message #1422350
Posted By: Jim Dixon
27-Feb-05 - 06:18 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: I'm Going Away (Elizabeth Cotten)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Elizabeth Cotten Lyric?
Elizabeth Cotten's I'M GOING AWAY appears on "Shake Sugaree," Smithsonian Folkways CD #40147, 2004. I transcribed this from a sound sample:
...then I'm goin' to stay.
You spends all o' my money. You got no time for me.
Yes, I'm goin' away, honey, then I'm goin' to stay.
Baby, you goin' to miss me. That's when I go away.
You called me your honey.
You spends all o' my money;
Then you think that's funny.
That's why I'm going away.