22-20 Blues Lyrics

Skip James


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: No. 11 track in album Devil Got My Woman
release date: 1968
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
length: 2:52

Oh, Mr. Crest, Mr. Crest
How in the world you
Expect for me to rest?
Oh, Mr. Crest, Mr. Crest
How in the world you
Expect for me to rest?
You've got my 22-20
Layin' up across my breast

Oh, if I send for my baby
An she act a fool
An she don't never come
If I send for my baby
She act a fool
An she don't never come
All the doctors in New York City
I declare, they can't help her none

You know, sometimes she gets unruly
An she act like she just don't wanna do
Sometimes she gets unruly
An she act like she just don't wanna
But I get my 22-20
I cut that woman half in two

Oh, your.38 Special
Buddy, it's most too light
Your .38 Special
Buddy, it's most too light
But my 22-20
Will make ev'rything, alright

Ah-or, your .44-40
Buddy, it'll do very well
Your .44-40
Buddy, it'll do very well
But my .22-20
I declare you, it's a-burnin' hell

I was stranded on the highway-hi
With my 22-20 in my
I was standin' on the highway
With my 22-20 in my
They got me 'cussed for murder
I declare, I never have harmed a man

Lord, oh I measured my gun
An it's just a-long as my right arm
I measured my gun
An it's just a-long as my right
I'm gon' raise me some sand
And back down the road, I declare.

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Track Listing

  • 1 Good Road Camp Blues
  • 2 Little Cow, Little Calf Blues
  • 3 Devil Got My Woman
  • 4 Look at the People Standing at the Judgement
  • 5 Worried Blues
  • 6 22-20 Blues
  • 7 Mistreating Child Blues
  • 8 Sickbed Blues
  • 9 Catfish Blues
  • 10 Lorenzo Blues
  • 11 Careless Love
  • 12 Illinois Blues