Hoodoo Lady
Memphis Minnie Lyrics


Hoodoo lady, how do you do?
They tell me you take a boot and turn it to a brand new shoe
But don't put that thing on me
Don't put that thing on me
Don't put that thing on me
'Cause I'm going back to Tennessee

Hoodoo lady, you can turn water to wine
I been wondering where have you been all this time
I'm setting here, broke, and I ain't got a dime
You ought to put something in these dukes of mine
But don't put that thing on me
Don't put that thing on me
Don't put that thing on me
'Cause I'm going back to Tennessee

(spoken: Boy, you better watch it 'cause she's tricky)

Hoodoo lady, I want you to unlock my door
So I can get in and get all my clothes
But don't put that thing on me
Don't put that thing on me
Don't put that thing on me
'Cause I'm going back to Tennessee

Now look-a here, hoodoo lady, I want you to treat me right
Bring my man back home but don't let him stay all night
And don't put that thing on me
Don't put that thing on me
Don't put that thing on me
'Cause I'm going back to Tennessee

(spoken: Boy, she's tricky as she can be. Better watch her, too

Why look-a here, hoodoo lady, I'm your friend
When you leave this time, come back again
But don't put that thing on me
Don't put that thing on me
Don't put that thing on me
'Cause I'm going back to Tennessee

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: MCCOY MINNIE

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Demetrius Johnson

Memphis Minnie...My family.. We just went to her grave yesterday on Thanksgiving. I just found out a couple of years ago from my mother and aunts that she was my great great aunt daughter. Just by herring her sing, she sound just like my mom and great aunt singing. Wow.Im bless to be kin to her.

Demetrius Johnson

@romanbjohnson hey she's buried in Walls , Miss in the North Fork area at my grandparents church New Hope Baptist Church. You can see her very large tombstone soon you turn the curve in the graveyard. She's buried close by the road so everyone can see her.

romanbjohnson

Hey! I went to high school in Memphis with someone who is her great great nephew. Do you know if she is buried there in Memphis? I want to leave flowers for her because she helped to put Memphis on the map as far as music is concerned.

P H

Very cool! I’ve recently discovered her music- so many fantastic songs and lyrically, musically brilliant.

Shadow Play in the Woods

Wow

1251caveman

She should have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in the early influence category. Her blues style is awesome and influential.

Earl Darnell

@bloodinthewater I think he means she's bigger than the R & R HOF.

bloodinthewater

@Marco Evans bullshit. No minnie = no zeppelin.

Marco Evans

1251caveman - She doesn't need to be in the hof with those others.

leni lenape

@Mercmad

Led Zepplin borrowed plenty.

Software and music "writers" copy aplenty.

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