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Graveyard Dream Blues

    (Cox)

Photograph of Bessie Smith.

Transcribed from vocals by Bessie Smith, recorded September 26, 1923.
From Bessie Smith: 1923; The Chronological Classics 761.

Blues on my mind,
Blues all around my head,
Blues on my mind,
And blues all around my head,
I dreamed last night that the man that I love was dead.

I went to the graveyard,
Fell down on my knees.
I went to the graveyard,
Fell down on my knees.
And I asked the gravedigger to give me back my real good man, please.

The gravedigger looked
Me in the eye,
The gravedigger looked
Me in the eye,
Said, "I'm sorry, lady, but your man has said his last good-bye."

I wrung my hands
And I wanted to scream,
I wrung my hands
And I wanted to scream,
But when I woke up, I found it was only a dream.



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