BESSIE SMITH lyrics - Red Mountain Blues

BESSIE SMITH
"Red Mountain Blues"

Goin' around Red Mountain in the mornin'
Goin' around Red Mountain sure's you born
And if you never, never no more see me again
Remember me when I'm gone

Now sit down and write a letter for me
And send it straight to the man I love
Just tell him, when you find him, I'll be gone
A-roamin' the road above

Down in the valley, my head was hangin' low
My poor heart was achin', he'd hurt me so
Fortune teller told me what I had to do
Get myself some snake rue, sold right in the tube

Got myself some snake rue, - - too
Use them both together, I know what they will do
Took some in my pocket, put some in my booze
That don't make him love me, I'll saw right in the tube

Goin' around Red Mountain in a hurry
I'm goin' where I can change my mind
And if I can't get rid of all my worries
Then I'll be gone for a long long time

Nobody's Blues But Mine (1972)