Honeymoon Blues (Robert Johnson)

for this titel also Rüdiger Feuerbach is registered for the copyright [GEMA]

Sources:

Gissing, Werner: Mississippi Delta Blues: Formen und Texte von Robert Johnson (1911-1938). (Beiträge zur Jazzforschung. Studies in Jazz Research). Graz, 1986

Sheet Music:

King of Spades Music

Recordings:

1938 - Robert Johnson - Dallas, Texas - June 20, 1937 - Vocalion 04002 (2 takes, take 2 unissued) - Robert Johnson (voc, g) - guitar part similar to "Kindhearted Blues", "Phonograph Blues", "Dead Shrimp Blues", "I'm a Steady Rollin' Man", "Little Queen of Spades", "Me and the Devil Blues"

1983 - John Hammond - on: Live

1988 - Bob Brozman - on: Devil's Slide

1996 - Paul Black - on: King Dollar

1998 - Peter Green - on: Robert Johnson Songbook

1999 - Peter Green Splinter Group - on: Soho Session

2001 - Peter Green Splinter Group - on: Me & The Devil

2006 - Cash Box Kings - on: The Royal Treatment

 

Betty Mae, Betty Mae,
You shall be my wife someday.
Betty Mae, Betty Mae,
You shall be my wife someday.
I wants a little sweet girl,
That will do anything, that I say.

Betty Mae, you is my heartstring,
You is my destiny.
Betty Mae, you is my heartstring,
You is my destiny.
And you rolls across my min',
Baby, each and ev'ry day.

Li'l girl, li'l girl,
My life seem so misery.
Hmm, hmm, little girl,
My life seem so misery.
Baby, I guess it must be love, now,
Hoo, mm, Lord that's takin' effect on me.

Some day I will return,
With the marriage license in my hand.
Some day I will return,
Hoohoo, with a marriage license in my hand.
I'm gon' take you for a honeymoon,
In some long, long distant land.