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BLIND LEMON BLUES Huddie Ledbetter Huddie Ledbetter Blind Lemon Blues 4:18 Trk 2 (Huddie Ledbetter) Huddie Ledbetter Recorded July 1, 1934 Angola, LA Album: Leadbelly Important Recordings 1934-1949 Now, he jumped on the Pea This is a man, he's seventy-five years old and leaves home When he leaves home he stay away three long years Then he come a-rackin back And while he was gone he had two little chillen Lil boy an a lil girl, wife at home Wife lies down an she dreams tonight That husband was comin' back She sit up on the side the bed one night She 'gan to sing, here what she said Dreamed last night and all night, night befo' Lord, I dreamed last night and all night, night befo' She dreamed last night and-a all night, night befo' Little boy jumped up and go in to his mama Said mama, said, 'What did you dream? Here what she says 'Heard your papa, knockin' on my do' Thought I heard your papa knockin' on my do' Heard your papa, knockin' on my do' She asked 'fore she would take him back And she was a good Christian She told her preacher, said 'I wouldn't take him back when he comes' But when he calmly walks to the do' to commence Knocks on his do' and commence to cryin' Cryin' babe, have I ever done you wrong? Lordy cried, my babe have I ever done you wrong? Lovin' babe, have I ever done you wrong? You know good 'n well, I'd had to have done wrong Been gone three long years and never wrote a speck Sent her a nickel of money And he sit down a'gin an cry a'gin Ya'll he said Ever I have honey, will you forgive me, please? Lord, ever have, will you forgive me , please? Ever I have Lord, will you forgive me, please? Girl, she wouldn't take him back When she heard him singin' out there She walked through the do' With her hands a-high in the air And she looked up to the God in the sky Here what she says You's a long time comin' A-honey but you will come here You's a long time comin' A-hon but you will come here You's a long time comin' Baby, but you will come here She sit down an tol her little boy His wife says, I want son to play the piano a piece Since you been gone so long Let him know what he's done learned Since you been gone And the little boy sit down, begin to play His little piano a piece (guitar sound piano) She sit down, she commence to cryin' Lordy, have mercy on me Oh Lord-y, have mercy on me Oh, someday another Lord, I may be free She had her another piece, little girl She told her little girl Get on the piano and play her piece But the last piece, the little girl comes out And kept playin' this. (guitar sound piano to end). (Contributed by - March 2008)

    


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