Midweek Music Break

The Low Anthem, performing a haunting “Ghost Woman Blues”:

As far as I can tell, for this song they’ve (slightly) reworked the song by that name written by one George Carter, in 1929. Not many sites list its lyrics, either, but I did find a couple of versions that go (approximately!) like this:

Ghost Woman Blues
(George Carter)

On my way home by that lonesome graveyard,
On my way home by that lonesome graveyard,
A ghost jumped out… she was young.

Wasn’t no ghost at all. Someone asked for a ride.
Wasn’t no ghost at all. Someone asked for a ride.
She said “Boy, come here. Take me to your room.”

My ghost woman, man, she sure do keep me thin.
My ghost woman, man, she sure do keep me thin.
She spend all my money I make on the L&N.

I ain’t no lamp, but my wick is burning low.
I ain’t no lamp, but my wick is burning low.
Come and trim my wick, before it refuse to glow.

(I don’t know, but assume, that “the L&N” refers to the Louisville & Nashville Railroad.)

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