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Lady Luck Blues

    (Weber, Williams)

Photograph of Bessie Smith.

Transcribed from vocals by Bessie Smith, recorded June 14, 1923.
From Bessie Smith: 1923; The Chronological Classics 761.

Bad luck has come to stay,
Trouble never end,
My man has gone away,
With a girl I thought was my friend.

I'm worried down with care,
Lordy, can't you hear my prayer?
Lady luck, lady luck,
Won't you please bow down on me?
Half the time,
Friend of mine,
I need your sympathy!

I've got a horseshoe on my door,
I've knocked on wood till my hands are sore,
Since my man has turned me loose,
I've got those lady luck blues,
I mean, I've got those lady luck blues!

Lady luck, lady luck,
Won't you please bow down on me?
Half the time,
Friend of mine,
I need your sympathy!

I've got his picture turned upside down,
I've sprinkled goofer dust all around.
Since my man has gone, I'm all confused,
I've got those lady luck blues!
Find my good man, I've got those lady luck blues!


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