Reefer Head Women - Jazz Gillum & his Jazz Boys (1938)

Publication Year: 
1938

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Recorded March 14th, 1938.

William McKinley Gillum (September 11, 1904 – March 29, 1966),[1] known as Jazz Gillum, was an American blues harmonica player. Gillum's records also resulted in some of the very earliest recordings of electric guitar in blues, when 16-year-old fledgling jazz guitarist George Barnes was featured on several songs on the 1938 Gillum session that produced "Reefer Headed Woman" and others.

Lyrics

I can't see why my baby sleeps so sound
Well I can't see why my baby sleeps so sound
She musta have smoked that reefer and it's bound to carry her down

When I left her this mornin', I left her sleepin' sound
When I left her this mornin', I left her sleepin' sound
The only way she could catch me is to run like a full bloodhound

She said she was gonna leave me, goin' to some no-good town
She said she was gonna leave me, goin' to some no-good town
She was a rough cuttin' woman, she didn't like to break 'em down

If you got a good woman mens, please don't take 'are 'round
If you got a good woman mens, please don't take 'are 'round
She will get full of reefer, and raise sand all over this town

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