My First Wife Left Me

Album: Archive Of Folk Blues (1960)
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  • When my first wife left me, she left my heart in misery
    When my first wife left me, she left my heart in misery
    Ever since that day, boy, I don't think I'll ever love again

    If I can get her back again, I'll never roam no more
    If I get her back again, boys, I'll never roam no more
    I had a good wife, but I did not treat her right

    It's my fault--only have myself to blame
    It's my fault, it's my fault, boys--I only have myself to blame
    She would have been home right now if I hadn't wanted every woman that I seen

    I found out one thing: these women don't mean you no good
    I found out one thing, people: these women don't mean you no good
    You mistreated a good girl for some woman--that she'd turn around and turn her back on you
    Yes, yeah

    I'm having bad luck, having bad luck ever since she been gone
    I'm having bad luck, bad luck, bad luck, ever since my baby been gone
    When she was at home, Lord, I did not treat her right Writer/s: JOHN LEE HOOKER
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Wixen Music Publishing
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