Lucille

by Professor Longhair

Professor Longhair (December 19, 1918 – January 30, 1980; born Henry Roeland Byrd, also known as Roy "Bald Head" Byrd and as Fess) was a New Orleans blues singer and pianist. Professor Longhair is noteworthy for having been active in two distinct periods, both in the heyday of early rhythm and blue…




Lucille, won't you do your sister's will?
Oh, Lucille, won't you do your sister's will?
Well, you ran away and left, I love you still.
Lucille, please, come back where you belong.

Oh, Lucille, please, come back where you belong.
I been good to you, baby, please, don't leave me alone.
Lucille, baby, satisfy my heart.
Oh, Lucille, baby, satisfy my heart.

I slaved for you, baby, and gave you such a wonderful start.
I woke up this morning, Lucille was not in sight.
I asked her friends about her but all their lips were tight.

Lucille, please, come back where you belong.
I been good to you, baby, please, don't leave me alone.

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