A Good Woman Blues

O Lord, Berta, Berta, O Lord, gal oh-ah,
O Lord, Berta, Berta, O Lord, gal well.
Go ’head marry, don’t you wait on me oh-ah,
Go ’head marry, don’t you wait on me well.
Might not want you when I go free oh-ah,
Might not want you when I go free well.


When you are out on the road, hustling
shelter in some taking-woman’s hovel,
when you wonder how long you will be
a broke blues man with only some
twenty-year-old story of how you were
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