From the recording Had The Blues too Long

Lyrics

Come on over here, woman – And smooth down my hair
Help me over yonder then – So I can sit down in my chair
Today I worked my fingers to the bone – For fifty dollars pay
There’s something on my mind now – Something I want to say
 
Lord, I’ve had the blues too long
I’ve had the blues way too long for one man
I’m gonna take myself some comfort, Mama
What ever way I can
 
Ain’t enough money in my pocket – To buy my evening meal
Can’t no one look me in the eye – And not know the way I feel
I’m gonna sit back, sip that wine – And let it run all through my head
Then you can pull the curtains, woman – And help me to my bed
 
Lord, I’ve had the blues too long
I’ve had the blues way too long for one man
I’m gonna take myself some comfort, Mama
What ever way I can
 
I got holes in my confidence – And holes in my shoes
Never had nothing better – Never had the chance to choose
Like a broke down jalopy – Left sittin’ out all alone
I was bound for a hard life – Bound to weep and moan
 
Lord, I’ve had the blues too long
I’ve had the blues way too long for one man
I’m gonna take myself some comfort, Mama
What ever way I can