Even a Red Hot Mama Gets the Blues

Kick off your shoes
Sit you down with my home brew
Listen in while I relate the news
I been done wrong
Now I’ll sing my done-wronged song
Even a red hot mama gets the blues

Done all I can
Runnin’ round with a no-good man
He ain’t worth being treated cruel
Some things won’t change
Til your life is rearranged
Even a red hot mama plays the fool

His ghost lingers
But the whiskey washes him down
Tried to hide in all the saloons in town
[yodel]
The morning wakes and reminds me that
Even a red hot mama gets the blues

Folks it’s a fact
Can’t teach a man how to act
If you excuse his cold abuse
Send him away
If you heard a word that I say
Even a red hot mama gets the blues

(Patterson/Helms)