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Coffin Blues


by
recording of September 15 1925, Chicago, Illinois

from Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 3 (1925-1927) (Document 5324), copyright notice

Daddy, oh daddy won't you answer me please?
Daddy, oh daddy won't you answer me please?
All day I stood by your coffin tryin' to give my poor heart ease

I run1 my hands over your head and whispered in your ear
I run1 my hands over your head and whispered in your ear
And I wonder if you know that your mama is near

You told me that you love me and I believe what you said
You told me that you love me and I believe what you said
And I wish that I could fall here across your coffin dead

When I left the undertaker, I couldn't help but cry
When I left the undertaker, I couldn't help but cry
And it hurt me so bad, to tell the man I love goodbye

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Note 1: run, alternate text "rubbed".

















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