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Eddie James "Son" House, Jr. (March 21, 1902 (?) – October 19, 1988) near Clarksdale, Mississippi was an American blues singer and guitarist, noted for his highly emotional style of singing and slide guitar playing. more »


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2002
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You know I had a job on the levee
I had a good looking woman who lived in Hughes
I had a job on the levee
I had a good looking woman she lived in Hughes
You know that pretty little thing
She kept me with the government fleet blues

You know on every pay day
She'd be standing around the landing crying
On every pay day
She'd be standing around the landing crying
She be saying why don't that big boat hurry and 
Bring home that man of mine?

You know on every pay day
She could, she could hear the big boat when she blow
Well on every pay day 
She could hear the big boat when she blow
But when I done not get the check
She told me she couldn't use me no more

But I said that's all right big girl
Honey, that's all right for you
Yeah, hoo
little girl that's all right for you
I say you treat me low down and dirty
See, baby, that's the way you's do

I packed up all my clothes
Left her settin' in the back door crying
Aye yeah I left her settin' in the back door crying
You know that done run the poor girl crazy
I believe she gonna lose her mind

You know don't come here honey
Throwing up your doggone hands
Don't come here baby
I said throwing up your doggone hands

You know I, I been your dog
Ever since that I been your man

But I said baby when you get lonesome
Set right down and write to me
Yeah -- yeah -- set right down you can write to me
You know I can read your little writing baby 
Don't care where in this world I'll be

You know love
make you do things you don't want to do
You know love
make you do things you don't want to do
You know from love sometime 
Will leave you feeling so sad and so blue

Oh, Listen here honey
Think about poor me some time
Yeah, hoo
think about poor me some time
You know I feel so bad 
When you roll across my mind

You know if you never no more see me
You'll forever be on my mind
If I never no more see you
Yeah, you'll forever be on my mind
You know every time I think about you honey
I just can't keep from crying

Oh it's so hard 
To love when they don't love you
Ah, yeah, yeah, when they don't love you
You can't do nothing baby when they do not want you

But I tell 'em look it here, baby 
Your little trouble is coming home some day
Yeah just like I tell you
Your little trouble is coming home some day
I said you gonna be sorry 
That you treated poor me this way

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Written by: JAMES, PKA JR HOUSE EDDIE, SON HOUSE

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