Mr. Musselwhite’s Blues

Album: The Ruffian's Misfortune

Written by Ray Wylie Hubbard

I was born in Mississippi

At a place I did not choose

The doctor pulled me from my mama

Said “Son welcome to the blues”


Was 18 when I come to Chicago

In a brown suit and worn out shoes

Little Walter handed me a harmonica

And said “This’ll help if you got the blues”


Had a woman, she up and left me

I said “Mr. Williams what should I do”

Big Joe said ”Well I know that woman

And Charlie you better off with the blues”


Now when I ‘m done breathing

I may not get to heaven but if I do

Gonna tell all them saints walking round

I was born and died with the blues