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Black Cat Blues (Memphis Minnie)

(The SaNa Band)
BLACK CAT BLUES
Lyrics ©Memphis Minnie 1936
Music ©Brett Hollingsworth,
Sandra ‘SaNa’ Foster & Vincent Washington 2000

I got a black cat
Sits at my back door
Chases all the rats
Running cross my floor

Everybody wants to buy my kitty
Everybody wants to buy my kitty
Everybody wants to buy my kitty
I wouldn’t sell that cat to save your soul

Now before I got that cat
Didn’t know what to do
Rats had holes in
All my clothes and shoes

[chorus]

Now I’ve had this cat
‘Bout 2 – 3 years
Didn’t nobody want her
Till I brought her here

[chorus]

Before I got that cat
Rats had holes in my walls
Now that she’s here
There no holes at all

[chorus]

Now you’ve seen a lotta cats
Gonna see a lot more
I got me one
I carry wherever I go

[chorus]