Phonograph Blues

Beatrice got a phonograph, and it won’t say a lonesome word

Beatrice got a phonograph, and it won’t say a lonesome word
What evil have I done, what evil has the poor girl heard

Beatrice, I love my phonograph, but you broke my windin’ chain
Beatrice, I love my phonograph, but you have broke my windin’ chain
And you taken my lovin’, and you give it to your other man

And we played it on the sofa, and we played it side the wall
And we played it on the sofa, and we played it side the wall
But boys, my needles have got rusty, and it will not play at all

Beatrice, I love my phonograph mmm, babe and I’m bound to lose my mind
Beatrice, I love my phonograph, and I’m ’bout to lose my mind
Why’n’t1 you bring your clothes back home, baby, and try me one more time

Now my phonograph, mmm, babe, it won’t say a lonesome word
My little phonograph, and it won’t say a lonesome word
What evil I have done, what evil have the poor girl heard

Now Beatrice, won’t you bring your clothes back home
Now Beatrice, won’t you bring your clothes back home
I wanna wind your little phonograph, just to hear your little motor moan

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4 thoughts on “Phonograph Blues

  1. It worked!

    I mentioned this song on RR. I recently got a new Robert Johnson CD, and this song was new to me. I love the lyrics…they’re such a mysterious and slightly dark mix of sex and music. I think somebody needs to write a short story based on them.

    And I like the way his voice slides up into a falsetto.

    And I wanted to see if I could actually do a post over here.

  2. I just wish I remember to press post a comment first then press play on the post.. then I don’t loose the music playing..

    my dad has a collection of blues albums that when I visit (and everyone is tucked up in bed) I will put on a record at random and disappear into a past world of late nights, smokey clubs and dangerous women (and men)… so evocative.

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