"Unlucky Girl" as written by and Dupree Thornton....

I went down to Blake Street
To get a glass of gin
Before I drank my gin
The FBI walked in

How unlucky
How unlucky can a poor girl be
Seem like everywhere I go
FBI following me

The start pouring out the bad liquor
It were running down the street
Instead of running down my throat
It be running underneath my feet

How unlucky
How unlucky can a poor girl be
Seem like everywhere I go
Police is following me

(Instrumental break)
Whoa, oh leave me alone
Oh, one more drink of gin will do it, baby

I don’t mind going to jail
But I didn’t taste my gin
It seem like to me every time I want to drink
Back to jail again
Whoa

How unlucky
How unlucky can a poor girl be
Seem like everywhere I go
FBI following me

Oh, get in there baby
(Harp solo)
Oh, make me feel it
Make me feel it
Pour another drink of that good liquor
Ah, that’s what I’m talking about

Look like to me the jail
Gonna be my home
When the police see me,
Back to jail I go

How unlucky
How unlucky can a poor girl be
I say seem like everywhere I go
You know the FBI is following me

The old folks told me drinking
Was killing poor me
But I told the old folks I cain’t help it
Whiskey won’t let me be

How unlucky
How unlucky can a poor girl be
I got to keep on drinking my gin
But the FBI is following me
Whoa yeah, whoa yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah




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    General CommentLove this woman. Love this artist. Would have been the first in line to hear her sing if it had been possible. There was so much heart and soul (and spunk) in Big Mama Thornton, and she truly loved her craft. She made little money, and due to no copyright laws much of her music was taken (and made famous by others, including Elvis). This song is one of my favorites of her (other than her spirituals). It's about an "unlucky girl" who has a gin establishment and "the man" is after her for her illegal sales due to prohibitition (which was a dismal failure and helped make Joe Kennedy and kids a VERY wealthy and powerful family).
    IllToast2Thaton January 16, 2013   Link

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