What's Getting Wrong with YouBig Bill Broonzy — vocal
John Lee Williamson — harmonica
Chicago July 30, 1942
With Blind John Davis — piano, Big Bill Broonzy — guitar
Alfred Elkins — imb
Album: 'Sugar Mama'
The Essential Recordings of Sonny Boy Williamson
Indigo Recording Ltd IGOCD 2014
Yeah, the day I met her
Long, old lonesome day
Why don’t you hear me talkin'?
Pretty mama, listen to what I’m sayin'
We-ell, that day I found you
A long old lonesome day
Well, an' it seem like tomorrow
I’ll be the same old way
Well, tell me baby
What’s gettin' wrong wit’ch you?
Why don’t you hear me, pretty mama
Listen to what I’m sayin', bay-by?
Tell me baby
Baby, what’s gettin' wrong wit’ch you, now?
Well, ya don’t treat me nothin'
Baby, like you used to do
(You got it John, take it an' keep it!)
(harmonica — Sonny Boy & instrumental)
Now, an remember babe
I kneeled down on your flo'?
Why don’t you hear me Or listen to what I’m sayin'?
Yee-eah, remember baby
When I kneeled down on the floor, now?
A-now but if you forgive me this time
I won’t never do that no mo'
Now, but I’m goin' downtown
See the chief police
Why don’t ya hear me talkin'
Or listen to what I’m sayin'?
Yee-eay, goin' downtown
A-see the chief police
Now because these women 'round here
A-won't let me see no peace.