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wild geese from the west

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"The Evil Devil Blues" by Johnny Temple (1935), adapted by Amy Annelle

Story

Johnny Temple's "The Evil Devil Blues" was his adaption of Skip James' "Devil Got my Woman"

Lyrics

I'd rather be dead and in my lonesome tomb, lonesome tomb to hear another woman, some woman done taken my room, take my room I'd rather be with the devil than be with man, with that man even when I love thee, man I love, the man I love, he don't pay me no mind, me no mind so I packed my things, goin' further down the line, down the line angel last night I, down last night, I laid down last night and I tried to take my rest, take my rest oh, I'm got to ramblin, like the wild geese from the west, from the west see, there was evil, changed my baby's mind, baby's mind if I'll be your woman, be your woman, if I'll be your woman, I tell you what you will do, you will do you'll cut my kindlin', you will steel my plow, steel my plow You tote my water from the boggy bough, boggy bough angel last night, down last night, I laid down last night and tried to take my rest said "get to ramblin like the wild geese from the west, from the west" who'll cut my kindlin', who will steel my plow? who'll tote my water from the boggy bough?