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MY FRIEND BLIND LEMON Huddie Ledbetter Huddie Ledbetter My Friend Blind Lemon 3:05 Trk 1 Disc 2 (Huddie Ledbetter) Recorded: New York, February 5th 1935 Album: The Essential by Allegro Classic Blues Spoken: Here's a song I composed 'bout my friend Blind Lemon We's runnin' together for so many years in Dallas He went away and he stayed 'way from his wife he gots Til' he gets his job spending five years on *Pea And his wife lied down and dream 'bout it one night When he woke up the second night, here what she said: Dreamed last night and-a all night, night befo' Lord, I dreamed last night and-a all night, night befo' Dreamed last night and-a all night, night befo' Heard my baby knockin' on my do' Lord, I heard my baby knockin' on my do' Thought I heard my baby knockin' on my do' Cryin babe, have I ever done you wrong? Lordy cried, my babe have I ever done you wrong? Tell me baby have I ever done you wrong? She told her little boy to play the piano piece for her (guitar sounds like piano) Door lock when you come home He knocked on his do' And his wife asked him, she'd phone the church Preacher jus' speak to his wife And devoted preacher wouldn't take him back no mo' But when he come and sung that song She walked to the do' with her hands behind her And here what she said to him 'Cold Blind Lemon, standin out there cryin' It's a long time comin', daddy, but you will come here You's a long time comin' daddy but you will come here You's a long time comin', daddy but you will come here She tol' her little girl to play the piano piece for us (guitar sounds like piano) After little girl play the piano a piece Then the woman she sit down, she played a piece, herself (guitar sounds like piano) ~ *Pea Vine Train Also, 'peavine' came to be known as general railroad slang for any winding branch line. (for more info see Max Haymes Charlie Patton site) (Contributed by Anita - March 2008)

    


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