Hesitation Blues

(Rev. Gary Davis version)

Original Words & Music:

Art “The Whispering Pianist” Dillham

Arr. Rev. Gary Davis


       Am         E          Am         E

Got my hesitation stockings, hesitation shoes.

Am      E                C

Lord, Almighty, got them hesitation blues



         F      F6               C

Tell me, how long must I have to wait?

        C         Am        G          F    G  C  C7  F  Ab7  G

Oh, can I get you now?  Oh, no, must I hes--i--tate?


I'm standin' on the corner with a dollar in my hand.

Lookin' for a woman who's lookin' for a man.




A nickel is a nickel, a dime is a dime.

House full of kids, one of ‘em must be mine!




Well, the eagle on the dollar says, "In God We Trust".

Woman wants a man, she wants to see that dollar first.




If the river was whiskey, and I was a duck,

You know I'd swim to the bottom, Lord, and never come up.




Well, you hesitate by one, you hesitate by two.

Angels up in Heaven singin' hesitation blues.




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