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Gin House Blues
1928 Harry Burke
The song now most usually called "Gin House" or "Gin House Blues" - with the opening lines "Stay away from me 'cause I'm in my sin / If this place gets raided, it's just me and my gin..." - was originally entitled "Me and My Gin", and was recorded by Bessie Smith on 25 August 1928 and released on Columbia 14384-D. It was written by "Harry Burke" which may be a pseudonym of the pianist and songwriter James C. Johnson.
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Recording sessions
1961: New York
Stay away from me
Cos I'm in my sin
Stay away from me everybody
 
 
1968 April 7: Westbury (US-NY) Music Fair
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Stay away from me cos I'm in my sin
Stay away from me cos I'm in my sin
If the joint is raided somebody give me my gin
Don't try me nobody cos you will never win
Don't try me nobody you will never win
I'll fight the army and navy somebody give me my gin

I don't want no clothes
I don't even want no bed
I don't want no clothes yeah
Want no bed
Want no pork chops and greens
Just give me gin instead

Stay away from me cos I'm in my sin
Stay away from me yeah I'm in my sin
If the joint is raided I don't care
Give me my gin

Harder alright now

I know cos I'm in my sin
The joint is raided
Let's go home
Somebody give my gin

That's all

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
 
 
1968 June 16: Montreux (CH) 2nd Jazz Festival first encore
 
 
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