In My Girlish Days
Memphis Minnie Lyrics


Late hours at night, trying to play my hand
Through my window, out stepped a man
I didn't know no better
Oh boys

In my girlish days
My mama cried, papa did, too
Oh, daughter, look what a shame on you
I didn't know no better
Oh boys
In my girlish days
I flagged a train, didn't have a dime
Trying to run away from that home of mine

I didn't know no better
Oh boys
In my girlish days
I hit the highway, caught me a truck

Nineteen and seventeen, when the winter was tough
I didn't know no better
Oh boys
In my girlish days

Lord, play it for me now
All of my playmates is not surprised,
I had to travel 'fore I got wise
I found out better
And I still got my girlish ways

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: ERNEST LAWLER

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2300 skiddoo

And here some of us thought that Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Victoria Spivey, Ida Cox, Clara Smith and Chippie Hill (to name but a few) were matches as singers for any male blues performers.

PHJimY

+2300 skiddoo I don't think anyone, including Machinegunhalligan, who posted this clip would argue with you about that, but you'll notice that he posted, "both a singer AND an instrumentalist."

SmokeOrPoke

this girl is amazing

Cathy Spence

I'm 51 years old and only recently came to the conclusion that I need more blues in my life!

Shantianita

Can anyone share the chords/tabs to this beautiful blues song

Yassine Dlk

Rock the Casbah !

esotopio

great great stuff!! thanx for uploading!!!

atty garland

Came here after hearing Maria Muldaur's knock-out version of this tune (w. Roy Rogers on acoustic guitar - dobro?). I had a hunch MM may have done the original (after all, what male classic blues singer would sing it? :-D ) and sure enough was right.

BlindLemonMeringue

play it gal, play it

bardamu

Memphis Minnie , je t adore

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