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Thread #60385 Message #3396132
Posted By: Jim Dixon
27-Aug-12 - 07:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: T B Blues (Victoria Spivey)
Subject: Lyr Add: DIRTY T B BLUES (Victoria Spivey)
Huge Fan: Here's what I hear. I can only make some minor improvements in your transcription. I don't think "two breaks" is right but it's the best I can do.
DIRTY T.B. BLUES
As sung by Victoria Spivey
Here I lay a-cryin'.
Somethin' is on my mind.
It's midnight; wonder where the nurse can be?
I 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 cryin',
Left alone while I am dyin'.
Yes, it may look crazy for me to beat on my knees,
But it's a lot o' differ'nce between two breaks(?) and T.B.
Yes, they railroaded me to the sanitarium.
It's too late, too late, mother; done finished my run.
This is the way all good women are done
When they got the dirty T.B.
Yes, I run around for months and months
From gin mill to gin mill to honky-tonks.
Now it's too late; just look what I done done.
Now I got the dirty T.B.