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Show 50 - Beating Blues

Show 50 - Beating Blues

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Songs about abusing women are pretty common and there is another huge set of songs about murdering women. They do illustrate how attitudes toward violence against women have changed and how prevalent this problem was. One of the great Robert Johnson songs, Me and the Devil Blues,includes lyric about beating:Early this morning, when you knocked upon my doorEarly this morning, ooh, when you knocked upon my doorAnd I said, "Hello, Satan, I believe it's time to go"Me and the devil, was walking side by sideMe and the devil, ooh, was walking side by sideAnd I'm going to beat my woman, until I get satisfiedShe say you don't see why, that you will dog me aroundNow, babe, you know you ain't doing me right, don't youShe say you don't see why, ooh, that you will dog me aroundIt must be that old evil spirit, so deep down in the groundYou may bury my body, down by the highway side(Baby, I don't care where you bury my body when I'm dead and gone)You m