The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #60385   Message #966211
Posted By: treaties1
11-Jun-03 - 10:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: T B Blues (Victoria Spivey)
Subject: RE: TB Blues - Victoria Spivey Version?
The words are transcribed as best I can from CD issued by the magazine The Blues Collection. Sorry but words in [ ] were barely decipherable.

Dirty T.B Blues

Here I lay a crying
Something is on my mind
Its midnight, wonder where the nurse can be

Ah feel down, not a friend in this town
I blew it all alone
Sisters are gone, brothers are too
No where to call my own

I can't keep from crying
Left alone while I am dying
Yes, it may look crazy, for me to be on my knees

But if the lord [has given
he creeps up grapes and T.B] oh lord
Yes he railroaded me to the sanitarium

Its too late, too late mother' I've 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 its too late
Yes look what I gone done, I got the dirty T.B