I said oh oh, Bessie Smith why do you hang your head so low?
I would die in heaven just to meet your soul
I said oh oh, Bessie Smith why do you hang your head so low?
I would die in heaven, I would die in heaven just to meet you

Shot to the ego boy it's where this knife runs through
Three wise men call Bessie down for a dual
Shot to the ego boy it's where this knife runs through
Three wise men call Bessie down for a dual

I said oh oh, father lay me down
Down on this sunken ground
I said oh oh, father lay me down
Down on this sunken ground

But she's got a crucifix hidin' way down in this pit, oh
If you wish to call her out
Call her with your bravest shout

I said oh oh, father lay me down
Down on this sunken ground
I said oh oh, father lay me down
Down on this sunken ground

I said oh oh Bessie Smith why do you hang your head so low?
I would die in heaven, I would die in heaven, I would die in heaven just to meet your soul


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