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The Traditional Delta and Country Blues

22-20 Blues by Skip James

22-20 Blues - Skip James,
Piano and vocal, in Bb.

If I sent for my baby, and she don't come
If I send for my baby, and she don't come
All the doctors in Wisconsin, they won't help her none

And if she gets unruly, and gets so she don't want do
My baby gets unruly, and she don't want do
I'll take my .32-20, I cut her half in two

You talk about your .44-40, buddy, it'll do very well
Talkin' 'bout your .44-40, it'll do very well
But my .22-20, Lord, it's a burnin' hell

Ahh, a .38 Special, buddy, hits 'most too light
Ah, that .38 Special, buddy, hits 'most too light
But my .22-20 make the caps all right

Ah, if she gets unruly, thinks she don't wanta do
She gets unruly, and she don't want do
I'll take my .22-20, I cut her half in two

SOLO

Ayee hi, hi, and I can't take my rest
Ayee, ayee, hi, hi, I couldn't take my rest
And my .44, layin' up and down my breast