T.B. Blues

Album: The Essential Jimmie Rodgers (1931)
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  • My good gal's trying
    To make a fool out of me
    Lord, my gal's trying
    To make a fool out of me

    Trying to make me believe
    I ain't got that old T.B.
    I've got the T.B. blues

    When it rained down sorrow
    It rained all over me
    When it rained down sorrow
    It rained all over me

    'Cause my body rattles
    Like a train on that old S.P.
    I've got the T.B. blues

    I've got that old T.B.
    I can't eat a bite
    Got that old T.B.
    I can't eat a bite

    Got me worried soul
    I can't even sleep at night
    I've got the T.B. blues

    I've been fightin' like a lion
    Looks like I'm going to lose
    I'm fightin' like a lion
    Looks like I'm going to lose

    'Cause there ain't nobody
    Ever whipped the T.B. blues
    I've got the T.B. blues

    Gee but the graveyard
    Is a lonesome place
    Lord that graveyard
    Is a lonesome place

    They put you on your back
    Throw that mud down in your face
    I've got the T.B. blues

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