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blind willie walker – dupree blues lyrics

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betty told dupree, “i wants me a diamond ring.” (oh, baby)
betty told dupree, “i wants me a diamond ring.” (oh, sugar)
“now listen, mama, your daddy bring you ‘most anything.”

he had to k!ll a policeman, and he wound a detective, too ( oh, sugar)
k!lled a detective, wounded a policeman, too (oh, baby)
“see here, mama, what you caused me to do.”

hired him a taxi, said, “can’t you drive me back to main?” (?)
then he hired him a taxi, said, “carry me back to main.” (oh, baby)
“i’ve done a hangin’ crime. gal, don’t never feel ashamed.”

standin’ there wonderin’, “would a matchbox hold my clothes?” (oh, baby)
standin’ there wonderin’, “matchbox hold my clothes?”
said, “a trunk is too big. don’t be bothered on the road.”

‘rested poor dupree, placed him in the jail (oh, lord)
‘rested poor dupree, placed him in the jail (oh, baby)
yes, the mean old judge, went and refused to -ssign him any bail

wrote a letter to betty, and this is the way the letter read (oh, baby)
he wrote a letter to betty, and this is the way the letter read (oh, lord)
“come home to your daddy. i’m almost dead.”

betty went to the jailer, cryin’, “mr. jailer, please.” (oh, baby)
betty went to the jailer, cryin’, “jailer, please.” (oh, lord)
“please, mr. jailer, let me see my used-to-be.”