Skip James

Skip James: Devil Got My Woman Lyrics Blues

Artista: Skip James
Canzone: Devil Got My Woman (Skip James – 1968)

Devil Got My Woman is the fourth studio album by American blues singer Skip James, released in 1968. It was his last record before his death in 1969.

Allmusic critic Scott Yanow wrote in his review: “One can easily hear the influence that Skip James’ music had on the then flourishing folk music movement, and he still sang his country blues with great intensity.”[1] The title track is featured in the 2001 film Ghost World.[2] (Wikipedia)

Devil Got My Woman

Skip James – 1968

You know, I’d rather be the ol’ devil
Well, I’d rather be the devil
Then to be that woman’ man
You know, rather be the devil
Than to be that woman’ man

You know, I’m so sorry
You know, so sorry
That I ever fell in love wit’ you-ooo-hoo-oo
Because you know you don’t treat me
Baby, like you used ta do-hoo

You know, I laid down last night
You know, I laid down last night
And I thought to take me some rest
But my mind got to rambling
Like a wild geese from the west

You know the woman that I love
The woman that I love
I stol’t her from my best friend
But you know he done got lucky
An he done got her back, again

You know, I used to cut your kindleing
You know, I used to cut your kindleing
Baby, then I made you some fire
Then I would tote all your water
Way, way, way, from the bogy brier

You know, my baby she don’t drink whiskey
My baby, she don’t drink no whiskey
An I know she ain’t crazy about wine
Now, it was nothin’ but the ol’ devil
He done changed my baby’s mind

You know, I could be right
You know, I could be right
Then again, I could be wrong
But it was nothin’ but the ol’ devil
He done got my baby
Now he done gone.

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