The identity of the woman in the song is not known, although from the little that is
known about the composer, she may have been another man's wife. Although Robert Johnson married in May 1931, at some point he sired a child out of wedlock, and died August 16, 1938 aged only 27 after drinking whisky at a juke joint, and according to legend if not fact he was poisoned by a jealous husband. Having said that, the song may have been inspired by "Mean Mistreater Mama", by his contemporary Leroy Carr.
Alexander Baron - London, England, for all above