Washington D.C. Hospital Center Blues

Skip James

credits


publisher: ©WYNWOOD MUSIC CO. INC.
writers: Nehemiah Skip James
album: Track 3 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: 4:20

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

Lyrics

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Yes, I was a good man
You understand
In the hospital, now
Ain't got nobody

But I'm's a po' man

And nurses, too
'Who in the world are you?'
I says, I'm the good man
You can understand
The doctors and nurses
Said, 'Take this po' man

We know he's a po' man

I had a-plenty to eat
And a place to sleep
Because I was a good man
They could understand
I met a little damsel
That she would love me

And I thought I was a good man

She got in the do'
I haven't seen her no mo'
She found out I was a good man
She couldn't understand
The doctors and nurses
Say, 'You can go home now, Skip

You's a po' man

And I was shakin' his hand
'Till you's a wealthy man'
You took me as a good man
You could understand
You know'd I was a good man

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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