What's The Matter With The Mill
Memphis Minnie Lyrics


KJ:
(spoken:
Say Minnie!
Where you going?

MM:
(spoken:
What you want, Kansas Joe?
I'm going to the mill; what do you think?
Have my corn ground

KJ:
For what?
Ahw, that old mill is done broke down
I'm just from down there

MM:
How do you know?
Ahw, and it broke you down

KJ:
Ahw, no, I went to get my corn ground
It done broke down
Yeah, it done broke down)

MM:
What's the matter with the mill?
Done broke down?)

MM:
Can't get no grinding, tell me what's the matter with the mill

Well, I had a little corn, I put it in a sack
Brought it to the mill and come right back
What's the matter with the mill?
What's the matter with the mill?
I can't get no grinding
Tell me what's the matter with the mill

KJ:
It done broke down
It done broke down

MM:
(spoken: Ahw, grind it)

Now listen here folks, I don't want no stuff
You can't bring me my meal, bring me the husks
What's the matter with the mill?
What's the matter with the mill?
I can't get no grinding
Tell me what's the matter with the mill

KJ:
It done broke down
It done broke down

MM:
Well, my papa sat and cried, my brother did, too
They both been to the mill, they can't get nothing to do
What's the matter with the mill?
What's the matter with the mill?
I can't get no grinding
Tell me what's the matter with the mill

KJ:
It done broke down
It done broke down

Now listen here folks, I want you to bear this in mind
If you're going to the mill, you're just losing time
What's the matter with the mill?
What's the matter with the mill?
I can't get no grinding
Tell me what's the matter with the mill

KJ:
It done broke down
It done broke down

(spoken: Aww, grind it again)

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Ben White

Muddy Waters did a great version of this called Can't Get No Grinding. People should check it out!

ATMABRAHM

it;s done broke down! what's the matter with the mill?

williewaterbug

One of my all time favorite songs. These two were so cute. That rolling solo so sweet. Kids today just don't know nothing.

ATMABRAHM

I'M JUST FROM DOWN THERE'' IT'S DONE BROKE DOWN

Danny White

Tuba skinny gone bought me here 🇬🇧

Arkansas Red

That's my favorite version of that tune. Hopefully, when Bob Wills or other people recorded it back then, that Kansas Joe (McCoy) got credit and some royalties. Back then a lot of composers of tunes sold them for a few bucks or a bottle of hootch.

monkee time

Moon Mullican's version is fun too!

Pelu Maad

In high school in the mid 60s there was a football cheer......"what's the matter with the team...the team's alright"....

Matt DeMarco

Legends

Mike Danielz

great stuff here!! ;)

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