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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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.

Lembit Punapart

Nevermind, this doesn't mean anything, Joe Jackson(Shoeless Joe)isn't in the baseball hall of fame.this is a prestige thing.

1251caveman

@Regineaux Rheinkreuzer Exactly, also agree on the fact that the R&R HoF in the past twelve years haven't been recognizing well-deserved artists like Minnie. I mean they are inducting rap artists for cryin out loud.

Regineaux Rheinkreuzer

@1251caveman I absolutely agree with that, I just hate the R & R HOF. They seem to think they're more important than the artists and the oracle on who people should like. Apologies if it came across as a dig at you.

1251caveman

@Regineaux Rheinkreuzer I know, but I'm saying she deserves more attention for her advanced work.

Regineaux Rheinkreuzer

Fuck the R & R HOF, they're irrelevant.

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Don Carpenter

One guitar. Only one track in those days.Thumping the rhythm with the thumb and the cool melodies with the fingers.
Blows my mind actually.

Scot Clark

Unreal! Sounds like two guitars. Pretty amazing.

tim c

Don Carpenter it's so incredible

Jay Young

God bless YouTube who is preserving as much of American/world history as the Smithsonian. 

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