Bukka White — Strange Place Blues lyrics

Strange Place Blues 2: 51 Trk 11
Bukka White (Booker T. Washington White)
Bukka White - vocal & guitar
With Washboard Sam (Robert Brown) - wshbrd.
Recorded: March 7th & 8th 1940 Chicago, Illinois
Album: Parchman Farm Blues, Roots rts 33055

I was a stranger at this place
And I'm lookin' for my mother's grave
I'm in a stranger place
And I'm lookin' for my mother's grave
Well, it seems like to me
Hoo-hoo-well, some almost go to wail

I was at mother's grave
When they put my mother 'way
I was at mother's grave
When they put my mother 'way
And I can't find no one
Hoo-hoo-well, to take her place

I thought aft' my mother was put away
I thought my wife would take her place
After Mama was put away
I thought my wife would take her place
I show you different in mother an wife
Hoo-hoo-well, my wife done throwed me away

I wished I could find someone
To take my mother's place
I wished I could find someone
To take my mother's place
If I can't find no one
Hoo-hoo, well you will find me at her grave

I'm standin' on my mother's grave
And I wished I could seen her face
I'm standin' on my mother's grave
And I wished I could seen her face
I be glad when that day comes
Hoo-hoo, well, when it be due die me away.

(guitar & washboard)
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Songwriters: BROWN, ROBERT
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