Saturday Blues

by Deaf Steever

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Cover of Ishmon Bracey's "Saturday Blues". Originally recorded in 1928.

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Now you tell me, mama, do you think that's right
You're with your kid all day and run to me at night
With your kid all day and run to me at night
With your kid all day and run to me at night

Now, my regular woman stole my pocket change
And my sometime woman wants to do the same, and you
Better not let my regular catch you here
Don't never let my regular catch you here

"Cause there ain't no tellin', what she might do now
She might cut you and she might shoot you too, now
She might cut you, she might shoot you, too
Lord, she might cut you, she might shoot you, too

Now, she's the meanest woman that I ever seen
And when I asked for water gave me gasoline, now
Asked her for water, gave me gasoline
Lord, asked for water, gave me gasoline

Now, if you want your woman to look like the rest
You buy her high brown powder and Palmer's Skin Success
You buy her High brown powder, Palmer's Skin Success
Buy her high brown powder, Palmer's Skin Success

Now, I've got 4 or 5 puppies and got one shaggy hound
It takes all them dogs to run my women down, it takes
All them dogs to run my women down, takes
All them dogs to run my women down

Now, I've got 4 or 5 puppies and got one shaggy hound
It takes all them dogs to run my women down, it takes
All them dogs to run my women down, takes
All them dogs to run my women down

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released March 15, 2020
Music/lyrics by Ishmon Bracey

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Deaf Steever Winnipeg, Manitoba

I try to come up with ideas and riffs that catch my ear, and then I piece 'em together until something (hopefully) slightly catchy and coherent emerges. I reckon that sums up my approach to songwriting. :-)

"Well, sir, I just make it sound like I think it ought to." - Mississippi John Hurt, when asked how he created his songs.

Cheers from Winnipeg, Canada, y'all! Go, Jets, go!!!
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