Sleepy John Estes - Milk Cow Blues
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Milk Cow Blues Lyrics

Milk Cow Blues Trk 9 Dsc 1 3: 04
Sleepy John Estes
(J. Estes)
with John Estes - vocal & guitar, Jab Jones - piano
James 'Yank' Rachell - Mandolin
Recorded: May 13, 1930 Memphis, Victor #59918-2
Album: Gus Cannon And His Jug Stompers - 2 CD set
'Legendenary 1928 - 1930 Recordings'
JSP Records CD3406
Transcriber: Awcantor@aol.com



Now asks sweet mama
Lemme be her kid
She says, 'I might get boogied
Like to keep it hid'

Well, she looked at me
She be-gin to smile
Says, 'I thought I would use you
For my man a while

'Tha-at you just don't my husband
Catch you there
Now, just-just don't let my
Husband catch you there'

Now, went upstair
To pack my leavin' trunk
I never saw no whiskey
The blues done made me, sloppy drunk

Say, I never saw no whiskey
Blues done made me sloppy drunk
Now, I never saw no whiskey
But the blues done made me sloppy drunk

Now some said, disease
Some said it was, degree'in
But it's the slow consumption
Killin' you by degrees
Lord, it's the slow consumption
Killin' you by degrees
Now, it's-a slow consumption
An it's killin' you by degrees.

(piano & strings to end)

~

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