Wednesday, August 19, 2015

32-20 Blues

Gonna shoot my gal.
My gun's bigger than hers is.
(She has a new boyfriend)

The "32-20 Blues" is about a gun, which of course an angry man uses to shoot his woman because he's upset with her yet again. It's based on the "22-20 Blues" about the same thing. Robert Johnson performed the former, Skip James the latter. Bob Dylan's version appears on the eighth volume of the Bootleg Series.

If I send for my baby
and she don't come
If I send for my baby
man, and she don't come
All the doctors in Hot Springs
sure can't help her none
And if she gets unruly
thinks she don't wan do
If she gets unruly
thinks she don't wan do
Take my 32-20 now and
cut her half in two
She got a 38 special but I believe its much too light
She got a 38 special but I believe its much too light
I got a 32-20, got to make the camps alright
If I send for my baby
and she don't come
If I send for my baby
man, and she don't come
All the doctors in Hot Springs
sure can't help her none
I'm gonna shoot my pistol, gonna shoot my Gatlin gun
I'm gonna shoot my pistol, gotta shoot my Gatlin gun
You made me love you
now your man has come
Ah-oh
baby where you stay last night
Ah-ah
baby where you stayed last night
You got your hair all tangled
and you ain't talkin right
Got a 38 special boys, it do very well



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