I'm A Bad Luck Woman
Memphis Minnie Lyrics


Every man I get, he won't get sick - he will die
Doggone woman take from him he's a doggone fly

I'm a bad luck woman
I'm a bad luck woman
I'm a bad luck woman I can't see the reason why

Well the next man I got, you know he worked very hard
Just as soon as I got him he lost his doggone job
I'm a bad luck woman
I'm a bad luck woman
I'm a bad luck woman I can't see the reason why

Well the next man I got he was a railroad man
Just as soon as I got him everything went out his doggone hands

I'm a bad luck woman
I'm a bad luck woman
I'm a bad luck woman I can't see the reason why

Well the next man I got he was long and tall
Everytime I look around he was kickin' at someone other mans jaw

I'm a bad luck woman
I'm a bad luck woman
I'm a bad luck woman I can't see the reason why

(Ok, my boy... play for me!
That's what I am talking about...)

Well the next man I got he was short and fat
I couldn't keep him because he wasn't taught like that

I'm a bad luck woman
I'm a bad luck woman
I'm a bad luck woman I can't see the reason why

Well the next man I got he was a sandhawk in the sea
I had him two days and he got drowned away from me

I'm a bad luck woman
I'm a bad luck woman
I'm a bad luck woman I can't see the reason why

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Comments from YouTube:

Margarita Gamino

not enough people know good blues like this

MC Galan

This is the history of my life.

P H

Minnie was a phenomenal musician and an even better lyricist. Her stuff still holds up. This song is so damn good.

Michel Coste

"She was the only female blues artist considered a match to male contemporaries as both a singer and an instrumentalist." I highly doubt that! I have no name just right now but I'm sure they're are many other!

Michel Coste

Omar Amer but that’s exactly the period of time I refer to too!
Authenticity was much more authentic before 66… ;)

Omar Amer

I think it refers to the point of time she was active, now we have many great female blues artists like Sue Foley

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