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Blind Lemon Jefferson

"Blind" Lemon Jefferson (Lemon Henry Jefferson; September 24, 1893 – December 19, 1929) was an American blues singer and guitarist from Texas. He was one of the most popular blues singers of the 1920s, and has been titled "Father of the Texas Blues". more »


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1994
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How far to the river, mama, walk down by the sea
How far to the river, walk down by the sea
I got those tadpoles and minnows all in over me

Standing here wonderin' will a matchbox hold my clothes
I'se sittin here wonderin' will a matchbox hold my clothes
I ain't got so many matches but I got so far to go

Lord, Lord, who may your manager be?
Hey, mama, who may your manager be?
Reason I ask so many questions, can't you make friends match for me?

I got a girl cross town she crochet all the time (or is it "coochies" as in hoochi-coochie?)
I got a girl cross town crochet all the time
Mama if you don't quit crochet-in you gunna lose your mind.

I wouldn'y mind marryin', but I can't stand settlin' down
I Don't mind marryin', but Lord, settlin' down
I'm gonna act like a preacher so I can ride from town to town

Well, I'm leavin' town, but that won't make me stay
I leavin' town, cryin' won't make me stay
Baby, the more you cry, the farther you drive me away.

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Written by: BLIND LEMON JEFFERSON

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