Memphis Minnie-Jitis Blues
Memphis Minnie Lyrics


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I tell all you people, you can rest in ease
You don't have to worry about cookin', go to North Memphis cafe and eat
I tell all you people, you can rest in ease
Because the North Memphis cafe got everything that you really need
I don't buy no wood, even buy no coal
I go to North Memphis cafe and eat and don't be outdoors
I tell all you people, you can rest in ease
You don't have to worry about cookin', go to North Memphis cafe and eat

I wan' tell y'all somethin', I don't change like the wind
If you go to North Memphis cafe eat you go back again
I tell all you people, you can rest in ease
Because the North Memphis cafe got everything that you really need
Now listen to me good people, I don't even make you mad
You go to North Memphis cafe and get somethin' you never had




I tell all you people, you can rest in ease
Because the North Memphis cafe got everything that you really need

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Memphis Minnie's song "North Memphis Blues" revolve around the North Memphis Cafe, portraying it as the one-stop place for all the community's needs. The song begins with the artist telling people that they can rest assured and not worry about cooking because the North Memphis Cafe has everything they need. The repetition of the line, "I tell all you people, you can rest in ease" establishes a sense of comfort, implying that the cafe is a reliable and trustworthy establishment. Memphis Minnie then goes on to emphasize her point by stating that she doesn't buy wood or coal for cooking, but instead goes to the North Memphis Cafe.


The lyrics of the song continue with Memphis Minnie persuading her listeners to go to the North Memphis Cafe, insisting that visiting the cafe is an experience in itself. She states that the cafe has everything you really need and that if you go there once, you will go back again. Her passion and conviction in the lyrics are evident in the repetition of "I tell all you people," which conveys her urgency in convincing her listeners to visit the North Memphis Cafe. The final lines of the song, "You go to North Memphis cafe and get something you never had/Because the North Memphis cafe got everything that you really need," further cement the idea that the cafe is a haven for the community, providing them with a sense of belonging and comfort.


Line by Line Meaning

I tell all you people, you can rest in ease
Minnie assures the listeners that they can relax and relieve their worries


You don't have to worry about cookin', go to North Memphis cafe and eat
She suggests that instead of cooking, one can simply dine at North Memphis cafe


Because the North Memphis cafe got everything that you really need
Minnie emphasizes that the cafe has everything one could possibly desire


I don't buy no wood, even buy no coal
Minnie explains that she doesn't go through the trouble of firewood or coal for cooking


I go to North Memphis cafe and eat and don't be outdoors
Instead of spending time outdoors or shopping for food, Minnie chooses to dine at the cafe


I wan' tell y'all somethin', I don't change like the wind
Minnie asserts that she is consistent and reliable, unlike the ever-changing wind


If you go to North Memphis cafe eat you go back again
She believes that one will always return to the cafe after experiencing its food


Now listen to me good people, I don't even make you mad
Minnie wants the listeners to listen carefully as she promises not to anger them


You go to North Memphis cafe and get somethin' you never had
She encourages listeners to visit the cafe and try something new




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: CHARLIE MCCOY

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