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Mean Old Bed Bug Blues, song lyrics

Song: Mean Old Bed Bug Blues
Lyrics: L. Wood(1)(3)

Music:
Year: 1927
Genre: Blues
Country: USA


Yes, bedbugs sure is evil; they don't mean me no good.
Yeah, a bedbug sure is evil; they don't mean me no good.
Think he's a woodpecker, and I'm a chunk of wood.
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When I lay down at night, I wonder how can a poor gal sleep,
When I lay down at night, I wonder how can a poor gal sleep,
When some is holdin' my hand, others is eatin' my feet.

Bedbugs as big as a jackass, will bite you and stand and grin,
Bedbugs as big as a jackass, will bite you and stand and grin,
They'll bring all the bedbugs for to turn around and bite you again,
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Something moaned in a corner, I tried my best to see,
Something moaned in a corner, and I went over and see,
It was a bedbug mother prayin', "Lord, give me some more to eat."

Got myself a wishbone, bedbugs done got my goat,
Got myself a wishbone, wish they'd cut their own doggone throats.


Notes:

1 - Transcribed from the copy sung by Bessie Smith, on Columbia records 14250-D, September 27, 1927. The first known recording of this was sung by Billy Banks and the Rhythmakers on Commodore records 105B, and Melotone #12457, July 26, 1927.

2 - This is a completely different song than the later Mean Old Bed Bug Blues by Ernest Tubb on Bluebird records #8899B from 1941.

3 - Sorry, we have no background on "L. Wood" at this time. If you do have some biographical information please let us know. Thank you.