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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
Cos I'm in my sin
If this joint is raided
Somebody give my gin

Don't try me nobody
Cos you will never win
Mm yeah don't try me nobody
Cos you will never win
I'll fight the army and navy
Somebody gives me my gin

When I'm feeling high
I don't have nothing to do
Oh when I'm feeling high
I don't have nothing to do
Just fill me full of good liquor
I'll sure be nice to you

Any bootlegger
Show him a pal of mine
Any old time any bootlegger
Show him a pal of mine
Cos a good bottle of gin
Will get it everytime

Lord I don't want no clothes
I don't even want no bed to lay my head
I don't want no clothes
I don't even want no bed to lay my head
I don't want no pork chops and greens
Just give me gin instead

Oh oh stay away from me
Cos I'm in my sin
Oh oh stay away from me yeah everybody
Cos I'm in my sin
If this joint is raided
Somebody give me my gin
Somebody give me my gin

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
 
 
1968 April 7: Westbury (US-NY) Music Fair
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1968 June 16: Montreux (CH) 2nd Jazz Festival first encore
 
 
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