(I Believe I'll) Dust My Broom (Robert Johnson)

For the titel "Dust My Broom" Elmore James as well as Ike Turner are each registrated for music and lyrics [GEMA].

Sources:

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

Other Titels: (She Just Won't Do Right Dust My Broom. Walking to Memphis Dust my Broom.)?

Wikipedia

Sheet Music:

King of Spades Music

Early Blues Songbook: a collection of early blues in words and music / Paul Oliver. London u.a., 1982

Recordings:

1937 - Robert Johnson - San Antonio, Texas - Nov. 23, 1936 - ARC 7-03-06 (7-04-81?) Vocalion 3416 (2 takes, take 2 never released [Gissing mentions both numbers in his book]) - 2'56 - Robert Johnson (voc, g)

1949 - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - Chicago, IL - March 10 - Victor

1951 - Elmore James - Jackson MS - Aug. 5 - Trumpet - Elmore James (voc,g), Sonny Boy Williamson (hca), Odie Johnson (b), "Frock" O'Dell (dr)

1951 - Robert Lockwood - Chicago, IL - Nov. 15 - Mercury

1952 - Earl Brown

1952 - Johnny Madsen

60's - Johnny Littlejohn

1961 - Elmore James

1962 - Howlin' Wolf

1963 - Koerner, Ray & Glover

1963 - Sonny Boy Williamson

1964 - John Henry Barbee

1964 - Howlin' Wolf

1965 - Homesick James - Vanguard VRS 8217 - "I Believe My Baby's Gone"

1965 - Howlin' Wolf, Sunnyland Slim, Hubert Sumlin, Willie Dixon

(1965/66) - The Rising Sons - Los Angeles CA? - Columbia 52828, on: The Rising Sons (released 1992) - The Rising Sons (Taj Mahal (v,h,kb,g), Ry Cooder (v,g), Jesse Lee Kincaid (v,g), Gary Marker (b), Ed Cassidy (d)

1966 - Howlin' Wolf, Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Shaw - Aug. 1966 - Newport RI - Alan Lomax field recording

1967 - Canned Heat

1968 - Fleetwood Mac

1968 - John Hammond, Jr.

1968 - Taj Mahal - Aug. 21, 1967 - Columbia 9579, on: Taj Mahal - Henry Saint Clair Fredericks (v,h,g), Ry Cooder (g,md), Jesse Ed Davis (g,p), James Thomas (b), Sandy Konikoff (d)

1969 - Otis Spann - Nov. 21, 1964 - Chicago IL - Prestige 7391, on: The Blues Never Die - Otis Spann (v,p), Dirty Rivers (Muddy Waters) (g), James Cotton (h), James "Pee Wee" Madson (g), Milton Rector (b), S.P. Leary (d)

1969 - Ike & Tina Turner - on: Outta Season, Blue Thumb

1973 - Canned Heat

1973 - Richard Riggins

1974 - Freddie King - Atlanta GA - on: Live at the Electric Ballroom, 1974

(1975) - Johnny Shines - Feb. 19-21, 1975 - on: "Live" in Europe 1975 (released 2005)

1975 - Hound Dog Taylor & The HouseRockers

(1976) - Muddy Waters - Nov. 4, 1976 - Montreux Switzerland - Jazz Helvetica 02, on: Live In Switzerland 1976 [?] - Muddy Waters (g), Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson (g), Bob Margolin (g), Jerry Portnoy (h), Joe "Pinetop" Perkins (p), Calvin Jones (v,b), Willie Smith (d)

1977 - The Nighthawks & Robert Johnson

1979 - ZZ Top

1979/80 - R.L. Burnside & the Sound Machine - on: Raw Electric 1979-1980

1980 - Eddie Taylor

1980 - Lurrie Bell, Robert Stroger & Sunnyland Slim

1981 - Sunnyland Slim

1986 - Dr. Feelgood

1992 - Blues Package

1992 - Rondo's Blues Deluxe

1995 - Johnny Littlejohn

1996 - Andy Kimbel

1996 - Bluebirds

1996 - The Spencer Davis Group

1996 - Taj Mahal - Oct. 6, 1993 - Bremen GER - Ruf 1009, on: An Evening of Acoustic Music (released 1996) - Taj Mahal (v,p,g,bj) - "Stagger Lee"

1997 - Little Mack Simmons

1997 - Sunnyland Bluesband

1998 - Big Dave McLean - Stony Plain, on: For the Blues Always

1999 - Bloody Rhythm Fingers

1999 - Duwayne Burnside & The Mississippi Mafia

1999 - Henry Gray and the Cats - on: Blues Won't Let Me Take My Rest

1999 - Robert Lowery - 1997 - Wolf, on: Goin' Away Blues

2000 - Toby & The Boys Blues Band

2001 - Burton Zimmer

2002 - Big Jack Johnson with Kim Wilson

2002 - Johnny

2002 - Midge Marsden & Bullfrog Rata

2003 - The Cathoues Blues Band

2004 - Etta James

2005 - David Dover

2005 - Mick Jagger

2006 - Ben Franz, Dave MacDonald, Donna Simpson, John Dee Holeman, Josh Cunn

2006 - Floyd Dixon

2006 - Michael Bram

2006 - Thomas Stelzer

2007 - Billy Swan & Boots Randolph

2007 - The Blues Masters

2007 - Cadillac Kolstad

2007 - D.B. and the Dynaflow's

2007 - Guy Davis

2007 - Redwing

2007 - Steven Seagal

2007 - The Venice Bluecats

2008 - J.D. Hill

2008 - Preachin' Blues

2008 - The Weepers

2009 - Henry Vestine

2009 - Randy Kohrs

2009 - Wolfman Jack - GarageLand, on: The New Sound of Wolfman Jack

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I'm goin' get up in the mornin',
I believe I'll dust my broom.
I'm goin' get up in the mornin',
I believe I'll dust my broom.
Girlfriend, the black man you been lovin',
Girlfriend, can get my room.

I'm gon' write a letter,
Telephone every town I know.
I'm gon' write a letter,
Telephone every town I know.
If I can't find her in West Helena,
She must be in East Monroe, I know

I don't want no woman,
Wants every downtown man she meet.
I don't want no woman,
Wants every downtown man she meet.
She's a no good doney,
They shouldn't allow her on the street.

I believe,
I believe I'll go back home.
I believe,
I believe I'll go back home.
You can mistreat me here, babe,
But you can't when I go home.

And I'm gettin' up in the morning,
I believe I'll dust my broom.
And I'm gettin' up in the morning,
I believe I'll dust my broom.
Girlfriend, the black man that you been lovin',
Girlfriend, can get my room.

I'm gon' call up China,
She is my good girl over there.
I'm gon' call up China,
She is my good girl over there.
If I can't find her on Philippine's Island,
She must be in Ethiopia somewhere.

Version Elmore James:
I'm gettin' up soon in the morning,
I believe I'll dust my broom.
I'm gettin' up soon in the morning,
I believe I'll dust my broom.
I'll quit the best gal I'm loving,
Now my friends can get my room.

I'm gonna write a letter,
telephone every town I know.
I'm gonna write a letter,
telephone every town I know.
If I don't find her in Mississippi,
She be in East Munroe, I know.

And I don't want no woman,
Want every down town man she meets.
No, I don't want no woman,
Want every down town man she meets.
She's a no good dony,
They shouldn't 'low her on the streets, yeah.

I believe,
I believe my time ain't long.
I believe,
I believe my time ain't long.
I've got to leave my baby,
And break up my happy home.