My Bitter Seed

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Mathis James "Jimmy" Reed (September 6, 1925 – August 29, 1976) was an American blues musician and songwriter, notable for bringing his distinctive style of blues to mainstream audiences. Reed was a major player in the field of electric blues, as opposed to the more acoustic-based sound of many of his contemporaries. His lazy, slack-jawed singing, piercing harmonica and hypnotic guitar patterns were one of the blues' most easily identifiable sounds in the 1950s and 1960s, and had a significant impact on many rock and roll artists who followed, such as Elvis Presley, Billy Gibbons and the Rolling Stones. more »

My mother told me, use my bitter seed
My mother told me, you the one I need
And that's why baby, honey, you misery

You've gone from rags to riches, silver to gold
When they made you they throw away the mold

She told me, use my bitter seed
And that's why baby, honey you misery

Baby, baby you the one I need
Baby, baby you just wait an'see
For you pretty baby, I'll swim the deep blue sea

Written by: EWART G. JR. ABNER, JIMMY REED

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My Bitter Seed