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The Gin Done Done It

    (Wesley Wilson)
Photograph of Coot Grant and Kid Wesley Wilson
Transcribed from vocals by Pigmeat Pete (Wesley Wilson) and Catjuice Charlie (Harry McDaniels), recorded September 5, 1929,
From Coot Grant and Kid Wilson, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, v. 2: 1928-1931, Document Records, DOCD-5564.
 

Want to take my gal to a social dance,
But I didn't have no sweet in my pants.
"Give me four dollars, take me in."
I took the four dollars and I bought some gin.

Gin done done it, oh doggone it,
Gin made a fool out of me.

I tore my hair, and I walked the street.
I wanted to whup everyone I meet.
Along came John, who's my best friend,
Cut his head till it was a sin.

Gin done done it, oh doggone it,
Gin made a fool out of me.

I shot some craps, to my disgrace,
I run everybody out the place.
Dice was loaded, made me sore,
Left four hustlers lying on the floor.

Gin done done it, oh doggone it,
Gin made a fool out of me.

I went to church, to do the holy roll,
Grabbed me a sister to convert her soul.
Two minutes later, preacher came in,
She stopped rolling with me, started rolling with him.

Gin done done it, oh doggone it,
Gin made a fool out of me.

I took my cow to the doctor man,
Something about her I couldn't understand.
I milked her good, 'bout half past ten,
She didn't give nothing but a bucket of gin.

Gin done done it, oh doggone it,
Gin made a fool out of me.

I tore up all my gal's good clothes,
Didn't mean to do it, the good Lord knows.
My landlady is a good old soul,
I even took some of her sweet jellyroll.

Gin done done it, oh doggone it,
Gin made a fool out of me.

I went downtown, 'bout half past four,
Stole two hot dogs from a butcher store.
Got locked up, the judge he said,
"Take six months to clear your head."

Gin done done it, oh doggone it,
Gin made a fool out of me.

The jailhouse steps were slick as glass,
I tried to run away, got shot in my --
I told my gal to bring me bail,
Get some money if she had to sell a little coal.

Gin done done it, oh doggone it,
Gin made a fool out of me.



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