Wednesday, September 14, 2016

On a Monday (by Huddie Ledbetter, aka Leadbelly)

On a Monday (by Huddie Ledbetter, aka Leadbelly)

On a Monday
I was arrested
And on a Tuesday,
I got locked up in jail
And on a Wednesday
My trial was attested
And on a Thursday
Nobody would go my bail

Yes I'm gone
Aaaalmost most gone (3x)
And I ain't going to be seein' them pretty women no more

Take these stripes
These stripes from off my shoulder
Take these chains
These chains from off-a my leg
Well these stripes,
You know that they don't bother me
But these chains
These chains are killin' me dead

Yes I'm gone…

Now on a Friday
My baby went out walking
And on a Saturday
You know she locked up the door
And on a Sunday
She must have done some talkin'
Cause on a Monday
She had sold all o my clothes.

Yes I'm gone …

1 comment:

Eliseo Weinstein said...

The song is written beautifully. I read through this a few times. Each time, I hummed a new tune. I can hear a wailing slide guitar hovering over deep, acoustic rhythms. I’d love to hear yours or other reader’s interpretations of this piece. In my opinion, it has real potential! Did any of you hear the music while you read?

Eliseo Weinstein @ JR's Bail Bonds