"Death Letter" as written by and Eddie Son House....
I got a letter this morning
How do
You reckon it read?
"Hurry the gal you love is dead"?

I got a letter this morning
I'm wonderin'
How you reckon it read
He say, "hurry, hurry"
"On account that gal you love is dead"

I grabbed up my suitcase
I took off down the road
When I got there she was laying
On the coolin' board
Yes, I grabbed up my suitcase

I took off down the road

When I got there
She was laying
'Lain on the coolin' board:

Well,
I walked up right close
I look down in her face
Oh, good gal
Gotta lay here 'til judgment day

I said I walked up right close
I said I look down in her face

Oh, the good ol' gal!
Gotta lay here 'til judgment day:

Look like ten thousand people
Standing 'round the burying ground
I didn't know I loved her 'til they laid her down

Look like ten thousand
Standing 'round the burial ground

I didn't know that I love her
'Til they laid her down:

Well,
I fol' up my arms
I slowly walk away
I say
Farewell honey. I see you judgment day.

Yeah, with nobody:
I slowly walk away

Farewell! Farewell! I see you judgment day:

You know
I didn't feel so bad 'til the good ol' sun when down
I didn't have a soul
To throw my arms around

I didn't feel so bad
'Til the good ol' sun down

I didn't have a soul

To throw my arms around:

You know it's so hard to love
Someone
Don't love you

Look like it ain't satisfaction
Don't care what you do
Yeah: so hard
To love
Someone
Don't love you

Seem like it ain't satisfaction
Don't care what you do:

Well,
I woke up this mornin'
The break of day
Just huggin' the pillows
She used to lay
I say, soon.
This morning
At break of day

Just huggin' the pillows
Where my good gal used to lay:

And I got up
This morning
Feeling
'Round for my shoes
You know I must have
The walking blues

I say, soon.
This morning
Feeling 'round for my shoes

You know
Nobody?

I must have the walking blues:

Hush!
Thought I heard her call my name
Wasn't so loud
So nice and plain

I say, soon.
This morning
I slowly walk away

Oh, good gal
Lay here 'til judgment day


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"Death Letter" as written by Eddie Son House

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