BESSIE SMITH lyrics - He's Gone Blues

BESSIE SMITH
"He's Gone Blues"

I feel blue, I want someone to cheer me
Oh so blue, because my man's not near me
I'm gettin' tired of bein' alone
I want my good man to come on home

He's gone and left me
He's gone away to stay
I never had a man in my whole life
To treat me this-a-way

I work hard all the dyin' day
I even let him draw my pay
He packed his grip and left on Christmas day
Oh well, I guess he's gone

Any fair minded woman got to go insane
In the past days she headed for the train
Since my man is gone, he's gone away to roam
All I can say, he's gone gone gone

He's gone and left me
He's gone away today
I never had a man in my whole life
To treat me this-a-way

I work hard all the dyin' day
I even let him draw my pay
He packed his grip and left on Christmas day
Oh well, I guess he's gone
Oh well, I guess he's gone

Nobody's Blues But Mine (1972)