Jailhouse Blues

By Bessie Smith. Copyright 1931 (Renewed), 1974 by Frank Music Corp.

Spoken: Lord this house is gonna get raided! Yes, sir!

Verse 1

Thirty days in jail with my back turned to the wall, to the wall

Thirty days in jail with my back turned to the wall.

Look here Mister Jailkeeper put another girl in my stall.

Chorus 1

I don't mind bein' in jail but I got to stay there so long, so long.

I don't mind bein' in jail but I got to stay there so long, so long.

Well ev'ry friend I had has done shook hands and gone.

Chorus 2

You better stop your man from ticklin' me under my chin, under my chin

You better stop your man from ticklin' under me under my chin

'Cause if he keeps on ticklin' I'm sure gonna take him on in.

Chorus 3

Good mornin' blues, blues how do you do? How do you do?

Good mornin' blues, blues how do you do?

Well, I just come here to have a few words with you


Sheet Music

Jailhouse Blues



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