Lay Some Flowers On My Grave (Blind Willie McTell)

You must lay some flowers on my grave You must lay some flowers on my grave My mother and father have gone Left me in this world alone You must lay some flowers on my grave My father was a roll sport and a gambler too And he loved makin' and just singin' the blues I hope my heart will change I don't want to die the same You must lay some flowers on my grave Put a wreath of flowers at my right side Then you'll know that McTell's satisfied Put a bouquet in my breast You know poor boy's gone to rest You must lay some flowers on my grave Now when this old building is fallin' down Just lay me six feet in the cold, cold ground Wrap me up in the solid clay 'Cause I come here to die one day Hot mama, lay some flowers on my grave What a moaning glory at my hidden feet Then you'll know that McTell's gone to sleep On my headboard write my name I leave 'em many girl's heart in pain Hot mama, lay some flowers on my grave Don't snatch the pillow from under my head Don't grieve and worry after the days I'm dead When I bid you this last goodbye Don't none of you womens cry You just lay some flowers on my grave Now when I'm gone, come no more And [Incomprehensible] When you hear that coughing sound You'll know McTell is in the ground Hot mama, lay some flowers on my grave Now when the poor boy's dead and gone I'm left in this old world all alone When you hear that church bell toll You'll know McTell's dead and gone Hot mama, lay some flowers on my grave