Got The Blues, I Can’t Be Satisfied

Tags:

the-last-shot-got-him(Mississippi John Hurt)
1928

I got the blues, I can’t be satisfied (2x)
You can keep those blues, gonna catch that train and ride.

Well, whisky straight can drive the blues away,
That being the case, I’ll take a quart today.

I bought my gal a great big diamond ring,
Come right back home and caught her shakin’ that thing.

I said, “Baby, what make you treat me this-a-way?”
“Tell me honey, what make you treat me this-a-way?”
She says, “you wouldn’t miss the things I give away.

I got my gun and I broke the barrel down,
I shot my baby, put her six feet under the ground.
I cut that joker so long deep and wide,

I got the blues, I’m still not satisfied.
I got the blues I can’t be satisfied.
You can keep those blues, gonna catch the train and ride.

 

I couldn’t pass up a verse like, “Whiskey straight can drive the blues away. That being the case, I’ll take a quart today.”

Sign up for Email List

For news of products, and upcoming gigs in your area

(we sort our announcements by zipcode, if you provide one.)
We use MailChimp and you'll always have the option to be removed from the list.

Please re-open this tab to confirm submission.
NOTE:  if you're already on our list, the Subscribe button won't work.  Don't worry, we've already got your email address!

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required