BESSIE SMITH lyrics - House Rent Blues

BESSIE SMITH
"House Rent Blues"

Where's that coalman?
I want a big lump o' coal this morning

On a cold, dark and stormy night
On a cold, dark and stormy night
They want to put me out, and it wasn't daylight

And on my door they nailed a sign
And on my door they nailed a sign
I got to move from here if the rent man don't change his mind

See me comin', put your woman outdoors
See me comin', put your woman outdoors
You know I ain't no stranger and I been here before

Lawdy, what a feelin'
Bin man comes a-creepin'
In my bed I sleepin'
He left me with those house rent blues