"Written' Paper Blues" as written by and Willie Mctell....
I wrote you a letter mama,
Put it in your front yard.
I wrote you a letter,
Put it in your front yard.

I would love to come and see you but your good mans got me barred

I wrote me a letter,
to come back to Newport new.
You wrote me a letter mama,
come back to Newport new.

To leave the town and then spread a-new.

I wrote you a letter mama,
Sent you a telegram.
I wrote you a letter mama,
Sent you a telegram.

Not to meet me in Memphis but meet me in Birmingham.

hmm,
hear my weeping more.
hmm,
hear my weeping more.

And you hear me pleading hear my greiving groan.

I want to get me,
one more drink of booze.
Oh I could get me,
one more drink of booze.

I guess it could ease these old writtin' paper blues.

I got a freight train spendin',
my mama caught a wagon behind.
I got a freight train spendin',
my mama caught a wagon behind.

'Cause you cant quit me Papa there ain't no reason in tryin'.



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    General CommentThis is my Absolute favorate Blind Willie Mctell song, It was the first one I heard, and the first time I heard his amazing vocals.
    FackingHellon August 30, 2006   Link

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