Tampa Red — Deceitful Friend Blues lyrics

Deceitful Friend Blues Trk 8 Dsc 2 2: 57 song 31
Tampa Red (Hudson Whittaker)
Aurora, Illinois, Oct. 11, 1937 Leland Hotel Top Floor
Tampa Red- vocal, guitar & piano, Willie Bee James - guitar
Album: The Bluebird Recordings - Tampa Red 1936 - 1938
2 Disc set rca 07863 66722-2 1997 bmg

When this world is so crooked
I just don't know what to do
When this world is so crooked
I just don't know what to do
An if you try to hold up yo' hands
Ev'rybody will be down on you

I got some friends who are deceitful
And they don't mean me no good
I got some friends who are deceitful
And they don't mean me no good
Well, they would set a fire to me
And burn me up if they could

Well, I don't bother, nobody
Wonder why they pick at poor me?
I don't bother, nobody
Wonder why they pick at poor me?
Look like they'd rather see my body
Drifting in the deep blue sea

They have ate at my table
Even slept in my bed
They have ate at my table, woo-ooo
They have even slept in my bed
And they were jealous and deceitful
Wishin' that I was dead

So, I ain't-a callin' no names
So, I have no blame to bear
So, I ain't-a callin' no names
So, I have no blame to bear
But I know 'em when I see 'em
You can bet your life on that.

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