Robert Johnson:
“I got ramblin’ on my mind”


I got ramblin’

            I got ramblin’ on my mind

I got ramblin’

I got ramblin’ all on my mind

Hate to leave my baby

            but you treats me so unkind

 

I got mean things

            I got mean things all on my mind

Little girl, little girl

I got mean things all on my mind

Hate to leave you here, babe

            but you treats me so unkind

 

Runnin’ down to the station

            catch the first mail train I see

            (spoken) I think I hear her comin’ now

Runnin’ down to the station

            catch that old first mail train I see

I got the blues ’bout Miss So-and-So

            and the child got the blues about me

And I’m leavin’ this mornin’

            with my arm’ fold’ up and cryin’

And I’m leavin’ this mornin’

            with my arm’ fold’ upped and cryin’

I hate to leave my baby

            but she treats me so unkind

 

I got mean things

            I’ve got mean things on my mind

I got mean things

            I got mean things all on my mind

I got to leave my baby

            well, she treats me so unkind

 


sample recorded
November 23, 1936


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