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B.D. Woman's Blues, song lyrics

Song: (4)B.D. Woman's Blues
Lyrics: Lucille Bogan(3)

Music: Lucille Bogan(3)
Year: 1935(2)
Genre: Blues
Country: USA


Comin' a time, B.D.(4) women they ain't going to need no men,
Comin' a time, B.D. women they ain't going to need no men,
'Cause the way they treat us is a lowdown and dirty sin.

B.D. women, you sure can't understand,
B.D. women, you sure can't understand,
They got a head like a sweet angel and they walk just like a natural man.
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B.D. women, they all done learned their plan,
B.D. women, they all done learned their plan,
They can lay their jive just like a natural man.

B.D. women, B.D. women, you know they sure is rough,
B.D. women, B.D. women, you know they sure is rough,
They all drink up plenty whiskey and they sure will strut their stuff.
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B.D. women, you know they work and make their dough,
B.D. women, you know they work and make their dough,
And when they get ready to spend it, they know they have to go.


Notes:

1 - Lucille Bogan released this under the pseudonym Bessie Jackson.

2 - Released March 7, 1935 on ARC records number 5-12-58.

3 - Lucille Bogan, (1897 - 1948), discography at Red Hot Jazz

4 - "B.D." means "Bull Dyke" or sometimes "Bull Daggar", the latter of which is no longer in common use.