Shuckin' Sugar Blues

Words & Music:

Traditional Blues



I've got your picture, and I'm going to put it in a frame.

C7            F                         C

I've got your picture, I'll put it in a frame, Shuckin' Sugar.

            G7                     F7                C  F7  C  G7

And then if you leave town, we can find you just the same.


Now if you don't love me, please don't dog me around.

If you don't love me, please don't dog me around, Shuckin' Sugar.

Like you dog me around, I'll know you'll put me down.


I know my baby, thinks she wanting all of me.

I know my baby, thinks she wanting all of me, Shuckin' Sugar.

Everytime she smiles, she shines a light on me.


Oh big fair brown, something's goin' on wrong.

Oh big fair brown is, something's goin' on wrong, Shuckin' Sugar.

Its this woman I love, she's gone from here and gone.


Ah, listen fair brown, don't you wanna go.

Ah, listen fair brown, don't you wanna go, Shuckin' Sugar.

Well, you take it 'cross the water, where a brown-skinned man can't go.


All them worries here, worries everywhere.

I have worries here, worries everywhere, Shuckin' Sugar.

Man, I just started home and I might be worried there.


Well, I'm of tired of marriage, and I'm tired of this settlin' down.

I said, I'm tired of this marriage, tired of this settlin' down, Shuckin' Sugar.

I only wanna be like I am in a different kind of town,


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