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Motherless Child Blues


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Song Lyrics

My mother told me just before she died
My mother told me just before she died
My mother told me just before she dies
My mother told me just before she dies

Oh daughter, daughter, please don't be like me
Oh daughter, daughter, please don't be like me
Oh daughter, daughter, please don't be like me
Oh daughter, daughter, please don't be like me

To fall in love with every man you see

But I did not listen what my mother said
But I did not listen what my mother said
But I did not listen what my mother said
That's the reason why I'm sitting here today

Baby, now she's dead, she's six feet underground
Baby, now she's dead, she's six feet underground
Baby, now she's dead, she's six feet underground
And I'm a child and I am driftin' round

Do you remember the day baby, you drove me from your door
Do you remember the day baby, you drove me from your door
Do you remember the day you drove me from your door
Go away woman and don't come here no more

I walked away and I wrang my hands and cried
I walked away and I wrang my hands and cried
I walked away and I wrang my hands and cried
Didn't have no blues, I couldn't keep tarryin' aroun'

Song History


Year of Recording

March 1930

Location

Grafton, WI

Record Label

Paramount 12977