On my way home
by that lonesome graveyard
On my way home
by that lonesome graveyard

A ghost jumps up and says "come on
be my man"

No ghost at all
someone asking for a ride
No ghost at all
someone asking for a home

She says "come here boy and take me
to your room"

That young ghost woman
she keeps, she keeps me thin
That young ghost woman
she keeps, she keeps me thin

She spends all the money I make
on the L&N

I ain't no lamp
but my wick is burning low
I ain't no lamp
but my wick is burning low

Better light me up another
before I go

On my way home
by that lonesome graveyard
On my way home
by that lonesome graveyard

A ghost jumps up and says "come on
be my man"


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Ghost Woman Blues song meanings
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    My InterpretationI see it that the song is written from the perspective of a man walking through a graveyard, or one in his head, that contains his past loves.

    He lingers on the subject of a particular one, a woman who he knew from a distance, who wanted to ride through life with him, the travel to meet her used his money and kept him thin, used up his 'wick' of life.
    Yanoplathizoon December 25, 2012   Link

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