Artist: Son House Song: Walking Blues Duration: 6:35 Tempo: 112 Key: B Pitch: 0+c Recorded: Grafton, Wisconsin, May 28, 1930 Reference: https://youtu.be/R7NfJL5lbIk?t=290 [Intro] B X6 E Yeh, yeh [Verse 1] B B7 Well . . . got up this morning, feeling 'round for my shoes B7 E Know about that, I got the walkin' blues E B I said I got up this morning, I was feeling 'round for my shoes B I said you know about that now, I got the walkin' blues [Verse 2] B The blues ain't nothing but a lowdown shaking chill B7 If you ain't had 'em I hope you never will E B Oh, the blues is a lowdown old aching chill B7 B If you ain't had 'em boys, I- I hope you never will [Verse 3] B When you get worried drop me a line B If I don't go crazy, honey, I'm going to lose my mind E B When you get worried I said sit down and drop me a line E B If I don't go crazy, honey, I'm going to lose my mind [Verse 4] B Your hair ain't curly, your doggone eyes ain't blue B If you don't want me what the world I- I want with you? E B Oh, your hair ain't curly and your doggone eyes ain't blue B I said now if you don't want me, babe, what the wide world I want with you? [Verse 5] B Bm Don't a man feel bad the Good Lord's sun go down? Bm B He don't have nobody to throw his arms around E B Can't a man feel bad, I said when the Good Lord's sun go down? B I said he don't have a soul, not to throw his arms around [Verse 6] B Looky here baby, what you want me to do? B I've done all I could just to get a-along with you E B Looky here honey, what do you want poor me to do? F#7 B I say I've done all I could, honey, just to get along with you [Verse 7] B7 You know I love my baby like the cow love to chew her cud B7 I'm layin' round here though I ain't doin' no good E Ooh, I love you honey like the cow love to chew her cud [Instrumental] B X2 [Verse 7.] F# B I'm layin' round here, baby, but I- I sure ain't doin' no good [Verse 8] B You know the minutes seem like hours, the hours seem like days B Seem like my baby don't stop her lowdown ways E B Oh, the minutes seem like hours, I said the hours, they seem like days B You know it seems like my bride never stop her old lowdown ways [Verse 9] B I'm going to the gypsy now to have my fortune told B E I believe somebody is stealing my jelly roll E B I'm going to the gypsy, I believe I'll have my fortune told B 'Cos I believe somebody is trying to steal my jelly roll [Verse 10] B I got up this morning, feeling sick and bad B Thinking 'bout the good times that I once have had E B I said soon this morning, I was feeling so sick and bad F# B You know I was thinking 'bout the good times now that I- I once have had [Instrumental] B X6 E B B B7 B E B B B X5 E X2 B B F#7 B B X3 [Verse 11] B The sun is going down behind that old western hill E Yes, yes B E B Ooh, behind that old western hill F# D B And I wouldn't do nothing boys, not against my woman's will [Verse 12] B You know I'm going away, I'll stay a great long time B E I ain't coming back here until you change your mind E B Oh, I'm going away, I believe I'll stay a great long time B I said I ain't coming back, honey, until you change your mind [Outro] B X6
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