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I Know A Woman

by Tony Whitaker

I know a woman
got them angels
in her soul
I say, I know me a woman
she's got them angels
way, way down
in her soul

And she's hear to stop
that mean old devil
keeps my heart, beating
black as coal

I know me a woman
who be so stunning
just to see
I said, I know me a
sweet, sweet woman
and if you ever seen her
I know you
would agree
[No doubt about it]

I know she's come to beat
this mean old devil
who's always here
to keep me, company
but this mean, mean old devil
keeps me always looking
for more than she can be

I know me a woman
the best thing
ever happened to me
Oh, how I wish you could stop
this mean old devil
who keeps me doin' wrong

But I make you this promise, darling
I'll come oneday to get you,
if this mean old devil
will ever, ever

leave me alone


Author's Note: Just a blues tune I thought I would put up as a poem. Really, never did that before, at least without rephrasing it. So, you have to think Mississippi Blues to get that down in the dirt feeling when you play this with a slow hand on the guitar and drums. Of course the lead wails away to show the hurt... Real simple lyrics but I love the blues...

Posted on 10/29/2008
Copyright © 2021 Tony Whitaker

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by A. Paige White on 10/29/08 at 01:46 PM

It's gorgeous, Tony! Wish I could hear you playing it... I do adore some blues music and this has all the makings of making a Mississippi Mama lean back with her eyes closed to soak it in.... GREAT stuff!

Posted by Joe Cramer on 10/29/08 at 05:38 PM

... this is awesome... as I started reading, I thought "this has a distinct blues feel." You nailed it.... an excellent write.....

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 11/03/08 at 01:23 AM

I'd say true blues! That darlin' woman is worth getting rid of that devil!!

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