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Lyr Req: Sickbed Blues (Skip James)

Shula 30 Sep 97 - 12:40 AM
Jim Dixon 22 Jan 12 - 04:48 PM
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Subject: LYR.REQ.(Rechal):
From: Shula
Date: 30 Sep 97 - 12:40 AM

Dear Rechal,

Sounds like an interesting piece. Please share. Thanks.

Shula


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Subject: Lyr Add: SICKBED BLUES (Skip James)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Jan 12 - 04:48 PM

Here's my transcription. You can hear this complete song at the Document Records web site.


SICKBED BLUES
As sung by Skip James on "Skip James Live Volume 1 - Bloomington 1968 Part 1" (Document Records, DOCD-5633)

Layin' sick, runnin' on my bed.
I'm layin' sick, runnin' on my bed.
I used to have some friends but I wish that I were dead.

I got a letter; how you reckon it read?
I got a letter; how you reckon it read?
I just ... that I said.

The doctor came lookin' very sad.
The doctor came; he's lookin' very sad.
He diagnosed my case an' said it was awful bad.

He walked away, mumblin' very low.
He walked away, an' mumblin' very low.
He say, "He may get better, but he'll never get well no mo'."

I hollered, "Oh, Lord, Lordy, Lord!"
I hollered, "Oh, Lord, Lord, Lord!
I been so bad ... just like a dog."

I got a long trip and I'm just too weak to ride.
I got a long trip and I'm just too weak to ride.
I got a long trip and I'm just too weak to ride.
There's a thousand people standin' at my bedside.

I been on the ocean an' I been 'way 'cross the sea.
I been on the ocean, I been across the sea.
I can't find nobody that can feel my sympathy.

Ah, you take stone and bruise my bones.
You take stone and you can bruise my bones.
You take stone and you can bruise my bones,
But you really gonna miss me when I'm dead and gone.


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