YOUNG WOMAN'S BLUES
Bessie Smnith 1926
Bessie Smnithw Joe Smith(trumpet) Buster Bailey (clarinet)
& Fletcher Henderson (piano) rec Oct 10th 1926
also rec by Neva Raphaello w Humphrey Lyttelton & his Band '53
Woke up this mornin', when chickens was crowin' for days;
Turned on the right side of my pillow, my man had gone away!
By my pillow he left a note,
Readin', "I'm sorry Jane, but you've got my goat!
No time to marry, no time to settle down!".
I'm a young woman an' ain't done runnin' around,
I'm a young woman an' ain't done runnin' around;
Some people call me a hobo, some call me a bum,
Nobody knows my name, npbody knows what I've done,
I'm as good as any woman in your town!
I ain't no high yeller, I'm a beginner brown.
I ain't gonna marry, ain't gonna settle down,
I'm gonna drink good moonshine and run these browns down!
see that long lomesome road, don't you know it's goin' east,
And I'm a good woman, and I can get plenty men!
(Contributed by Peter Akers - October 2010)