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If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day Lyrics

from Complete Recordings

"If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day" is track #3 on the album Complete Recordings. It was written by Robert Johnson.
"If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day" is track #3 on the album Complete Recordings. It was written by Robert Johnson.

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If I had possession, over judgment day
If I had possession, over judgment day
Lord, the little woman I'm lovin' wouldn't, have no right to pray

And I went to the mountain, lookin' as far as my eyes could see
And I went to the mountain, lookin' as far as my eyes would see
Some other man got my woman, and these lonesome blues got me

And I rolled and I tumbled and I, cried the whole night long
And I rolled and I tumbled and I, cried the whole night long
Boy, I woke up this mornin', my biscuit roller gone

Had to fold my arms and I, slowly walked away
(spoken: I didn't like the way she done)
Had to fold my arms and I, slowly walked away
I said in my mind, "Yo' trouble gon' come some day1"

Now run here, baby, set down on my knee
Now run here, baby, set down on my knee
I wanna tell you all about the way they treated me

Note: this is another version of the Mississippi piece often known, though mostly
with very differing lyrics, as Rollin' And Tumblin' (Rollin' And Tumblin', by
McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters & Rolling And Tumbling, by Elmore
James), in many versions it's also known as Brownville Blues;

Note 1: alternatively "I felt in my mind, your trouble gon' come some day"
instead of "I said in my mind, "Yo, trouble gon' come some day" ".

Songwriters
ROBERT JOHNSON

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