Honeymoon Blues

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Overview

Another from RJ’s repertoire that’s lesser known, Honeymoon Blues is a real treasure. The moves here are similar though. To start things off (when he sings), he doesn’t go straight into the double stop; instead, he uses the “D7” shape type chord, but follows the rest as normal.

Again, a sweet song that is simple and nice to add to the repertoire.

Workstation

Standard — EADGBE

Betty Mae, Betty Mae, you shall be my wife someday
Betty Mae, Betty Mae, you shall be my wife someday
I wants a little sweet girl, that will do anything, that I say

Betty Mae, you is my heartstring, you is my destiny
Betty Mae, you is my heartstring, you is my destiny
And you rolls across my mind, baby, each and every day

Li’l girl, li’l girl, my life seem so misery
Hmm hmm, little girl, my life seem so misery
Baby, I guess it must be love, now, hoo mm, Lord that’s takin’ effect on me

Some day I will return, with the1 marriage license in my hand
Some day I will return, hoohoo, with a marriage license in my hand
I’m gon’ take you for a honeymoon, in some long, long distant land

Song History

20 June 1937
Dallas, Texas
Vocalion 04002

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