Sick Bed Blues

Skip James


publisher: ©WYNWOOD MUSIC CO. INC.
writers: Nehemiah Skip James
album: Track 2 in album Greatest of the Delta Blues Singers
release date: 1964
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Blues
styles: Country Blues/Delta Blues
length: 3:40

Album Information

label: Biograph Records
country(area): United States
format: Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Skip James Greatest of the Delta Blues Singers cover art


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Layin' sick, honey, on my bed
I'm layin' sick, honey, and on my bed
In awful pain and deep in misery
Awful pain and deep in misery
And every dog, baby, got a day
Every dog, baby, got a day
The doctor came, lookin' very sad
The doctor came, lookin' very sad
He walked away, mumblin' very low
I hollered, "Lord, oh Lord, Lord, Lordy, Lord
I been so badly misused and treated just like a dog"
I've got a long trip and I'm just too weak to ride
Now it's a thousand people standin' at my bedside
You take stone and you can bruise my bone
But you sure gonna miss me when I'm dead and gone
Been on the ocean, I been across the sea
I ain't found nobody would feel my sympathy


Track Listing

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Hardtime Killing Floor Blues
  • 2 Sick Bed Blues
  • 3 Washington D.C. Hospital Center Blues
  • 4 Devil Got My Woman
  • 5 Illinois Blues
  • 6 I Don't Want a Woman to Stay Up All Night Long
  • 7 Cherry Ball Blues
  • 8 Skip's Worried Blues
  • 9 Cypress Grove Blues
  • 10 Catfish Blues
  • 11 Motherless and Fatherless Children
  • 12 All Night Long