Ma Rainey – Toad Frog Blues Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Lord, hear me prayin', my man treats me like a hound
Lord, hear me prayin’, my man treats me like a hound
I've got the toad low blues and I can't get no lower down
[Verse 2]
When you hear frogs croakin’, you know they're cryin' for more rain
When you hear frogs croakin', you know they're cryin' for more rain
But when you hear me cryin', I'm cryin’ because I can’t ride a train
[Verse 3]
You're gonna look for me some mornin’, but baby, I will be long gone
You're gonna look for me some mornin', but baby, I will be long gone
And your low down ways will bring those mean blues on
[Verse 4]
If I don't lose these blues, I’ll be in some undertaker's morgue
If I don't lose these blues, I'll be in some undertaker's morgue
I'm tired of eatin' one meal, hopping too just like a frog
[Verse 5]
I can't get no higher, sure can't get no lower down
I can't get no higher, sure can't get no lower down
I got the toad frog blues, and I'm sure Lordy Dixie bound