My Baby Left Me

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Overview

On the intro to this one, My Baby Left Me, Petway uses those familiar shapes, and sticks around the top string especially for some nifty bends and speedily plucked triplets. The lyrics’ subject matter is classic blues; his lady leaving him without any word of warning.

Workstation

Standard — EADGBE
3rd Fret

My baby left me this morning, she did not even shake my hand
My baby left me this morning, she did not even shake my hand
(I’m gonna tell you why now)
It’s because you know partner, she got her another man

Lord I’m going down south, where the weather sure do suit my clothes
Lord I’m going down south, where the weather sure do suit my clothes
Well my baby said look daddy, I do swear to god you sure don’t know

Oh lord baby, please don’t you fool me no more
Oh lord baby, please don’t you fool me no more
You told me last night black gal, meet you at the honey next door

That’s all right baby, I’ll see you just the same
That’s all right baby, I’ll see you just the same
I’m getting tired now baby, that you trying to call my name

I been down south so long, know it sure don’t worry my mind
I been down south so long, know it sure don’t worry my mind
I’m going to leave in the morning now partner, with that little sweety sure god on my mind

Song History

20 February 1942
Chicago, Illinois
Bluebird B9036

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