Mama's Got the Blues

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Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer. more »

Some people say that the weary blues ain't bad
Some people say the weary blues ain't bad
But it's the worst old feeling that I've ever had
Woke up this morning, with the jinx around my bed
I woke up this morning with the jinx around my bed
I didn't have no daddy to hold my aching head

Brown skin's deceitful, but a yellow man is worse
Brown skin's deceitful, but a yellow man is worse
I'm gonna get myself a black man and play safety first

I got a man in Atlanta, two in Alabama, three in Chattanooga
Four in Cincinnati, five in Mississippi, six in Memphis, Tennessee
If you don't like my peaches, please let my orchard be

Written by: CLARENCE WILLIAMS, SARAH EDNA MARTIN

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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