From the recording wild geese from the west
Johnny Temple's "The Evil Devil Blues" was his adaption of Skip James' "Devil Got my Woman"
I'd rather be dead and in my
lonesome tomb, lonesome tomb
to hear another woman,
some woman done taken my room, take my room
I'd rather be with the devil
than be with man, with that man
even when I love thee, man I love,
the man I love,
he don't pay me no mind, me no mind
so I packed my things,
goin' further down the line, down the line
angel last night I, down last night,
I laid down last night and I
tried to take my rest, take my rest
oh, I'm got to ramblin, like the
wild geese from the west, from the west
see, there was evil, changed my
baby's mind, baby's mind
if I'll be your woman, be your woman,
if I'll be your woman, I tell you what
you will do, you will do
you'll cut my kindlin', you will
steel my plow, steel my plow
You tote my water from the boggy bough, boggy bough
angel last night, down last night,
I laid down last night and tried to take my rest
said "get to ramblin like the wild geese from the west,
from the west"
who'll cut my kindlin', who will steel my plow?
who'll tote my water from the boggy bough?