I BELIEVE I’LL DUST MY BROOM

I’m gon' get up in the mornin'
        I believe I'll dust my broom
I’m gon' get up in the mornin'
        I believe I’ll dust my broom
Girl friend, the black man you been lovin'
        girlfriend, can get my room
I’m gon' write a letter
        telephone every town I know
I’m gon' write a letter
        telephone every town I know
If I can't find her in West Helena
        she must be in East Monroe, I know
I don't want no woman
        wants every downtown man she meet
I don't want no woman
        wants every downtown man she meet
She’s a no good doney
        they shouldn't 'low her on the street
I believe
        I believe I'll go back home
I believe
        I believe I'll go back home
You can mistreat me here, babe
        but you can't when I go home
And I'm gettin' up in the mornin’
        I believe I'll dust my broom
I’m gettin’ up in the mornin'
        I believe I'll dust my broom
Girl friend, the black man you been lovin'
        girlfriend, can get my room
I'm 'on' call up Chiney
        see is my good girl over there
I'm gon' call up China
        see is my good girl over there
'f can’t fnd her on Phillipine's island
        she must in Ethiopia somewhere

Notes: 1. "Chiney"ond "Phillipine’s Island" are not typographical errors,
                but simply approximations of how Johnson pronounced those place names.
Notes: 2. West Helena and East Monroe are separated by same 30 miles
                of Arkansas Delta land and joined by U.S. Highway 49 and 79.
Notes: 3. "Doney" is a woman of law character. The word is slang and is not in general usage today.

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Sito pensato e realizzato da Roberto Mammola 1999 - 2001