Down In the Alley
Memphis Minnie Lyrics


I met a man, asked me did I want to pally
Yes, baby, let's go down in the alley
Take me down in the alley
Take me down in the alley
Take me down in the alley
I can get any business fixed all right
I met another man, asked me for a dollar
Might have heard that mother fucker holler
Let's go down in the alley
Let's go down in the alley
Let's go down in the alley
You can get your business fixed all right
Let's go
When he got me in the alley, he called me a name
What I put on him was a crying shame
Down in this alley
Down in this alley
Down in this alley
Where I got my business fixed all right
You got me in the alley, but don't get rough
I ain't gonna put up with that doggone stuff
Way down in the alley
Way down in the alley
Way down in the alley
Lord, my business fixed all right
Woo, it's dark
Can't see no light
Got to feel my way out this alley
I'm gonna stop, boys, walking late at night)
You took me in the alley, you knocked me down
Now I'm gonna call every copper in this town
You got me down in the alley
You got me down in the alley
You got me down in the alley
Now you got your business fixed all right
Boys, I'm sure gonna stop walking,
Walking late at night

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: CLOVERS, JESSE A. STONE

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Comments from YouTube:

Broonzied

No messin here. One of my favourite Minnie tunes.

Milagros

Una expresión fascinante del potencial de un artista... Totalmente inspirador y energizante

leitros

This swings like the last few recordings of Bessie Smith from 1933.

Mr1987Joe

Just learned about her in one of my classes, today.  Catchy tune.

Mr1987Joe

@John Davies It was "History of Rock Music."  I had to take an art elective, and that counted.

Ralph Rotten

Minnie was awesome!

Celia Pearce

The only thing to dislike is that it's a picture of Josephine Baker, NOT Memphis Minnie!

Rick Bruner

Memphis Minnie was great, but as for her being the "only" blues artists to match male contemporaries, I'd urge anyone interested to check out first and foremost Sister Rosetta Tharpe, not to mention Elizabeth Cotten and Beverly Watkins, among several others.

2300 skiddoo

Tharpe was not a blues artist, and Cotten and Watkins were not contemporaries, at least in terms of performing and recording. There were dozens of great female blues vocalists at the time but very few were notable instrumentalists.

Marcia Ewell

And Etta Baker who came later!

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