Mistreating Child Abuse (Skip James)

I sit up all the last night I done sit up all the night befo' I sit up all the last night An I sit up all the night befo' You know, I was drinkin' Lotta bad whiskey I declare, I never take another Drink no mo' Yes, you know my baby Left me early this mo'nin An she never did tell me When she would be back My baby left me early this mo'nin An she didn't tell me When she would be - Seem like to me, I see'd her She had all her clothes Packed in her sack Now, if you gon' let me down easy, baby Baby, please don't come back fo' no mo' If you gon' let me down easy, baby Please don't come back fo' no - But please don't let me down too easy 'Till you will have come back An asked for some mo' Now, if you don't believe I'm duckin' Will you count the days that I'm gone? Now, if you don't believe I'm duckin', baby Will ya count the days I'm gone? Because the woman that I love I declare, she've got to be born You can mistreat me here, now But I declare, you can't when I go home You can mistreat me here, baby But I declare, you can't when I go - Because I got somethin' there I declare, will make you leave me alone. ~