Killer Diller Blues
Memphis Minnie Lyrics


These are the lyrics as I transcribed them from the record.
Whether they're perfect or not, I don't know.
I may have transposed some of them here and there.
You're welcome to check it and correct it yourself.
Take it or leave it:

Well, the ugliest li'l thing you ever see before...
He didn't be a tramp, he's a hobo.
He's a ugly li'l somethin on the scout.
He's a terrible li'l creature hush yo' mouth.
He's a awful li'l thing, he's a killer diller from the south.

Well, he walked into the store where I was at,
And in his face looked like a cryin cat.
Cause he's a ugly li'l sucker on the scout,
He's a terrible li'l creature hush yo' mouth,
He's a awful li'l thing, he's a killer diller from the south.

Well, he walked down the street lookin in a showcase,
His stacker walked out, said you can take my place.
Cause he's a ugly li'l shaver on the scout,
He's a terrible li'l somethin hush yo' mouth,
He's a awful li'l creature, he's a killer diller from the south.

Well, he walked in the hotel, ever'body left,
He looked in the glass and he smiled at his self,
I'm a ugly li'l shaver on the scout,
I'm a terrible li'l somethin hush yo' mouth,
I'm a awful li'l creature, I'm a killer diller from the south.

Contributed by Luke E. Suggest a correction in the comments below.
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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

John LaStrada

The guitar is killer. Recorded excellently. Here are the lyrics two of us believe is correct:

Well, the ugliest lil’ thing
You ever see before...
He didn't be a tramp,
He's a hobo.
He’s a ugly lil’ somethin’ on the scout.
He’s a terrible lil’ somethin'
Hush your mouth.
He’s an awful lil’ creature,
He's a Killer Diller from the south.

Well, he walked up to the store
Where I was at,
And in his face
Looked like a cryin’ cat.
Cause he's a ugly lil’ sucker on the scout,
He’s a terrible lil’ creature
Hush your mouth,
He’s an awful lil’ thing,
He's a Killer Diller from the south.

Well, he walked down the street
Lookin’ in a showcase,
A stacker walked out
Said you can take my place.
Cause he's an ugly lil’ shaver on the scout,
He’s a terrible lil’ somethin’
Hush your mouth,
He’s a awful lil’ creature,
He's a Killer Diller from the south.

Well, he walked in the hotel,
Everybody left,
He looked in the glass and
He smiled at himself,
I’m a ugly lil’ shaver on the scout,
I’m a terrible lil’ somethin’
Hush your mouth,
I’m a awful lil’ creature,
I’m a Killer Diller from the south.

Transcribed as best as accurate as possible
by an associate with a sharp ear.



All comments from YouTube:

John LaStrada

The guitar is killer. Recorded excellently. Here are the lyrics two of us believe is correct:

Well, the ugliest lil’ thing
You ever see before...
He didn't be a tramp,
He's a hobo.
He’s a ugly lil’ somethin’ on the scout.
He’s a terrible lil’ somethin'
Hush your mouth.
He’s an awful lil’ creature,
He's a Killer Diller from the south.

Well, he walked up to the store
Where I was at,
And in his face
Looked like a cryin’ cat.
Cause he's a ugly lil’ sucker on the scout,
He’s a terrible lil’ creature
Hush your mouth,
He’s an awful lil’ thing,
He's a Killer Diller from the south.

Well, he walked down the street
Lookin’ in a showcase,
A stacker walked out
Said you can take my place.
Cause he's an ugly lil’ shaver on the scout,
He’s a terrible lil’ somethin’
Hush your mouth,
He’s a awful lil’ creature,
He's a Killer Diller from the south.

Well, he walked in the hotel,
Everybody left,
He looked in the glass and
He smiled at himself,
I’m a ugly lil’ shaver on the scout,
I’m a terrible lil’ somethin’
Hush your mouth,
I’m a awful lil’ creature,
I’m a Killer Diller from the south.

Transcribed as best as accurate as possible
by an associate with a sharp ear.

Holy Lion Of Judah

thos173

Looking in a show case, a statue walked out - maybe? That's what I've always thought it was, a good image, like a cartoon

bluesborn

Memphis Minnie's contribution to the Blues is HUGE. I quote: "Minnie was the first to record with what came to be known as the "classic" 1950s blues combo: electric guitar, piano, bass, and drums. It has also been noted that Minnie was among the first to play the electric guitar in 1943, at least one year before Muddy Waters did." Her influence on Blues and Rock is incalculable.

Zack Arnold

I love this woman. Brand new to my ears. Thanks for posting her music for music lovers...like me...word up.

Jo Panettiera

Ahahahah!!! Is the second video on YT I see with a Blues woman singing and a picture of Josephine Baker....I can't understand why..

Edward Murdoch

I know! And Minnie was also beautiful. Many Blues players were in love with her. What makes this even more puzzling.

Roger Maxson

Perfect: both classics and beautiful; besides this one Josephine Baker's dancing to the tune! Contemporaries too.

inkey2

OMG that guitar is so dirty sounding...love it, love it

Jeff Holladay

That's her 2nd husband Kansas Joe McCoy on the strings

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