The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #60385   Message #3396058
Posted By: GUEST,huge Victoria Spivey fan
27-Aug-12 - 05:14 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: T B Blues (Victoria Spivey)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: T B Blues (Victoria Spivey)
I memorized this song while I was practically dying in the hospital with pneumonia...feel confident they are correct except for three words I could not decipher.

Victoria Spivey – Dirty TB Blues
Here I lay a-crying
Something is on my mind
Its midnight, wonder where the nurse can be?
I'm feel down, not a friend in this town
I'm blue and all alone
Sisters are gone, brothers are too
No one to call my own
I can't keep from crying
Left alone while I am dying
Yes, it may look crazy for me to beat on my knees
But it's a long _____ between ___ ____ and TB
Oh lord
Yes they railroaded me to the sanatorium
It's too late, too late mother I've finished my run
This is the way all the women are done
When they got the dirty TB
Yes, I run around for months and months
From gin mil to gin mil to honkey tonks
Now it's too late just look what I done done
I got the dirty TB
(written down by a huge fan named Becky)