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Black Widow Blues
Townes Van Zandt Lyrics


I got a black widow spider for mama, Lord
Got a diamond-backed rattler for pa
Well, I got me a woman down in New Orleans
Got a friend in Arkansas

Got a morning full of make believe
Got an evening full of time

I've got the hands, pretty lady
Gonna make you grieve
Lovin' gonna make you mine

Ain't never seen your town before
And I won't be back again
I need me a place to hide my face
From the howlin' of the wind

I got the blues sewn into my jacket sleeve
Got a goatskin full of wine

I got the hands, pretty lady
Gonna make you grieve
And the lovin' gonna make you mine

So light the lantern above your door
And hold your curtains wide
Take the ribbon from your hair
And lay it by your side

And I ain't looking for a lie to believe
My own'll do me fine

I got the hands, pretty lady
Gonna make you grieve
And the lovin' gonna make you mine

I got the hands, pretty lady
Gonna make you grieve
The lovin' gonna make you mine

Well, I got the hands, pretty lady
Gonna make you grieve
The lovin' gonna make you mine

Well, I got the hands, pretty lady
Gonna make you grieve

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing
Written by: Townes Van Zandt

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Steffan Brunner

I got a black widow spider for mama, Lord
Got a diamond-backed rattler for pa
Well, I got me a woman down in New Orleans
Got a friend in Arkansas
Got a morning full of make believe
Got an evening full of time
I've got the hands, pretty lady
Gonna make you grieve
Lovin' gonna make you mine
Ain't never seen your town before
And I won't be back again
I need me a place to hide my face
From the howlin' of the wind
I got the blues sewn into my jacket sleeve
Got a goatskin full of wine
I got the hands, pretty lady
Gonna make you grieve
And the lovin' gonna make you mine
So light the lantern above your door
And hold your curtains wide
Take the ribbon from your hair
And lay it by your side
And I ain't looking for a lie to believe
My own'll do me fine
I got the hands, pretty lady
Gonna make you grieve
And the lovin' gonna make you mine
I got the hands, pretty lady
Gonna make you grieve
The lovin' gonna make you mine
Well, I got the hands, pretty lady
Gonna make you grieve
The lovin' gonna make you mine
Well, I got the hands, pretty lady
Gonna make you grieve



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Moka Corona

Barry Seal 😭👌

Pablo Escobar

Ahhh Barry seal. We never forget.

Ricky Kilmer

Mother Effing Townes. So many near perfect songs. Songwriters songwriter and a life that has taking on the character of legendary and we probably don't know half of it

Alexander Dembovsky

I am Russian and this song resonates so much. People are people everywhere.

Ursprungsbo

amen

Danielle

Possibly my favourite song in the whole world!

Pablo Escobar

You have impeccable taste...

Abie Cruise

american made brought me here

Edit: wow like hahahah thanks

yesiah suprees

How have I been alive this long and only now am hearing this masterpiece!





Better late then never.

Aaron Jackson

A songwriting genius, that was way before his time!

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