You ought a heard my grandmother When she got my grandfather, told me You ought a heard my grandmother When she got my grandfather, told me She said, 'Get away from me, man I swear you've done gotten too, old'
Now, when my baby left me You know she left me with mule to ride Now when my baby left me You know she left me with mule to ride Now, when the train left the station You know my mule laid down an' died
You know, I sent my baby You know a brand new twenty dollar bill You know, I sent my babe You know a brand new twenty dollar bill Now if that don't bring her back I'm doggone sure my shotgun will
Now, if I can't come in Let me sit down in front of your do' Now, I can't come in Let me sit down in front of your do' I leave so early in the mornin', you know Your real man won't never know
Um-hm, baby I ain't gonna sing for you no more Um-hm, baby You know I ain't gonna sing for you no more Now, if you been startin' to leave I swear, I'd just love to see you go.
Roberto from U.s.NOT TRUE. Woody Herman "And His Band That Played The Blues" recorded Blues Upstairs for Decca Records on April 12, 1939. He borrowed the lyrics from Shotgun Blues so the tune obviously predates 1939. Most likely no one really knows exactly who wrote it, like so many other Blues tunes...
"Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve samples an obscure orchestral arrangement of the 1965 Rolling Stones song "The Last Time." The Verve had to sign away most of the royalties before they could release the song.