Match Box Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson

Match Box Blues

I'm going to the river : going to walk down by the sea
I got those tadpoles and minnows : arguing over me

Sitting here wondering : would a matchbox hold my clothes
I ain't got so many matches : but I got so far to go

Lord mama : who may your manager be
He asked so many questions : can you make arrangements for me

I got a brown across town : she crochet all the time
Baby if you don't quit crocheting : you going lose your mind

I wouldn't mind marrying : but I can't stand settling down
I'm going to act like a preacher : so I can ride from town to town

I'm leaving town : crying won't make me stay
Baby the more you cry : the further you drive me away