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Beggin' Back - Lyrics


Blind Lemon Jefferson: Beggin' Back

Beggin' Back
This song is by Blind Lemon Jefferson and appears on the
compilation album Blind Lemon Jefferson Vol. 1 (1925 - 1926) (1991).

Oh, my baby, take me back
Why won't take me back?

Listen here, mama, I'll be good
Make your fire and cut your wood

When I had you, you wouldn't do
I got another and I don't want you

Oh, go on old joker, every time it gets cold
You commence to beggin' me to take you back
You know I don't care anything for you
Why do you worry me so?
You treats me like, like you uh fixin' to leave me now
Baby, now I wants to tell you,
you ain't been actin' right for the last thirty days
Now, and when I come home after noon my meals is not ready
And you know how I'm a man who can't stand such as that
I want to eat when eating time comes
And shu- sugar, now listen here, you sure is worrying my mind
I want you to stop that because you
gon', you gonna find everything outdoors

Every evening, half past eight
I'm laying around rich man's gate

Workin' and studying, thinkin' out the plan
How to get that biscuit out that rich man's hand

Rich man's hand, rich man's hand
How to get that biscuit out the rich man's hand

Listen women, tell me what in the world is the matter with you
You is actin' awful funny, gal, you actin' plumb naughty
Now listen,
I'm gonna tell you one thing, I ain't gonna tell you no more
You've gotta use a new system, baby,
the way you've been actin' the last thirty days
Now, if you don't, tonight when you come home you'll find a moon wagon
At your gate and your clothes at the front gate
And the man sittin' up there, Lord, he won't quit
And, honey that's all

You needn't think, babe, 'cause you're black
I ain't gonna beg you to take me back

Then I went a-walkin' down the line
To see would this woman change her mind

She turned round two or three times
"Take you back in the winter time"

Writer(s): leonello casucci, blind lemon jefferson, julius brammer

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