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Shipwreck Blues Lyrics

"Shipwreck Blues" was written by Bessie Smith.
"Shipwreck Blues" was written by Bessie Smith.

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Captain, tell your men to get on board
I sure see 'em just pull into another shore

I'm dreary in mind and I'm so worried in heart
Oh, the best of friends sho' has got to part

Blow your whistle captain, so your men'll know what to do
Blow your whistle captain, so your men'll know what to do
When a woman gets dreary, ain't no tellin' what she won't do

It's cloudy outdoors as can be
Oh, it's cloudy as can be
That's the time I need my good man with me

It's rainin' and it's stormin' on the sea
It's rainin', it's stormin' on the sea
I feel like somebody has shipwrecked poor me

Songwriters
Bessie Smith

Published by
FRANK MUSIC CORP.

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