Whiskey Head Woman (1939 Delta Blues by Tommy McClennan)

I am able to do a lot of things where I am able to leave on my large collection of oldies music to listen to. When I say oldies, I mean oldies, like 1930s and 1940s. Every now and then, while I’m toiling away, something will come on that will stop me dead in my tracks to listen and enjoy. I absolutely LOVE those moments, and there’s no shortage of them, I assure you, because there’s a LOT of great oldies music!

The latest discovery for me is this gem, Whisky Head Woman, by Tommy McClennan, that is 1939 Delta Blues. Listen to the song and see the full lyrics below.

She’s a whiskey headed woman
And she stays drunk all the time
Yeah!
She’s a whiskey headed woman
An she stay drunk all the time
Yeah!
Baby, an if you don’t stop drinkin’
I b’lieve gonna lose yo’ mind

Now, ev’rytime I see you, babe
You at some whiskey joint
Standin’ around Mr. Crowley
Beggin’ for one mo’ half-a-pint

‘Cause you’s a whiskey headed woman
An ya stay drunk all the time
Babe now, if you don’t stop drinkin’, little woman
I b’lieve gonna lose yo’ mind
Yeah

Now, didn’t I tol’ you, baby
When you fell down ‘cross your bed?
You is drinkin’ that moonshine whiskey
An talkin’ all out’ yo’ head

‘Cause you a whiskey headed woman
An ya stay drunk all the time
Baby, now if you don’t stop drinkin’
I b’lieve gonna lose yo’ mind
Yeah!

Now, look-a-here, baby
I don’t wanna tell you no mo’
You can get all my lovin’
If you just let him go

‘Cause you’s a whiskey headed woman
An ya stay drunk all the time
Yeah-hey
Now, if you don’t stop drinkin’, baby
I b’lieve gonna lose yo’ mind

Now, when you start a-drink
Make me a pallet on yo’ flo’
‘Cause if you keep on drinkin’
I ain’t come to yo’ house no mo’

‘Cause you a whiskey headed woman
Baby, ya stay drunk all the time
Yeah-hey!
Now, if you don’t stop drinkin’, little woman
I b’lieve ya gonna lose yo’ mind
Yeah!

Now you a whiskey headed woman
An you stay drunk all the time

‘Play it man, play it long as your satisfied’

Now, you a whiskey headed woman, babe
An you stay drunk all the time
An it’s a-sure if you don’t stop drinkin’
I swear you’re gonna lose yo’ mind.

Whiskey Head Woman 2:57 Trk 4 Disc 1
Tommy McClennan
Recorded: Wednesday Nov. 22, 1939 Chicago, Illinois
RCA Studio A., A&R – Lester Melrose
Tommy McClennan – vocal & guitar
Album: RCA Bluebird Recordings 1939-1942
RCA 07863, 67430-2 (BMG Music) 1997
Transcriber: Awcantor@aol.com

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