Where Is My Good Man At
Memphis Minnie Lyrics


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Lord I wonder where's my good man at
Lord I wonder where's my good man at
He left here this morning didn't carry nothing but his hat

He left his suits all hanging on the rack
He left his suits all hanging on the rack
He left here this morning didn't carry nothing but his hat
Lord I wonder where's my good man at
Lord I wonder where's my good man at
He left here this morning didn't carry nothing but his hat

If only could get my good man back
If only could get my good man back
He left here this morning didn't carry nothing but his hat

Lord I wonder where's my good man at
Lord I wonder where's my good man at
He left here this morning carrying nothing but his hat

Lord if only get my good man back




Lord if only get my good man back
He left here this morning didn't carry nothing but his hat

Overall Meaning

In Memphis Minnie’s classic blues song “Where Is My Good Man,” she expresses her frustration and sadness over the departure of her partner. The repeated line, “Lord I wonder where’s my good man at,” speaks to the uncertainty and anxiousness she feels about his whereabouts. She describes how he left without taking anything with him except his hat. This suggests that he did not plan on being away for long and did not anticipate needing any belongings.


The second verse speaks to the abruptness of his departure as she describes how he left all his suits hanging on the rack. Again, this conveys a sense of suddenness and lack of preparation. The third verse expresses her longing for him to come back to her, as she can’t stop thinking about him and wishes he would return. The entire song is sung with a mournful tone that conveys both her sadness and anger over his leaving.


Overall, “Where Is My Good Man” is a poignant expression of the pain of love lost and the constant search for a true partner. It’s a song that many people will identify with, as it speaks to the universal longing for connection and the pain of separation.


Line by Line Meaning

Lord I wonder where's my good man at
I am uncertain of my good man's whereabouts


He left here this morning didn't carry nothing but his hat
He departed earlier this morning leaving with nothing but a hat


He left his suits all hanging on the rack
He abandoned his suits, they remain hanging in the wardrobe


If only could get my good man back
I wish I could bring my respected partner back to me


Lord if only get my good man back
Dear Lord, please help me bring back my good man


He left here this morning carrying nothing but his hat
He left carrying only a hat, leaving everything else behind




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: LAWLERS, MINNIE

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