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

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Written by: ERNEST LAWLER

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Arjhendrix

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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
(spoken: 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
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All comments from YouTube:

Arjhendrix

________________________________
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
(spoken: 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
==================================

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."

Shantianita

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

BlindLemonMeringue

play it gal, play it

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!

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.

Yassine Dlk

Rock the Casbah !

esotopio

great great stuff!! thanx for uploading!!!

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