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Meningitis Blues

This song is by Memphis Minnie.

Mmm, the meningitis killing me
Mmm, the meningitis killing me
I'm spinning I'm spinning baby, my head is nearly down to my knees

I come home one Saturday night, pull off my clothes and I lie down
I come home one Saturday night, pull off my clothes and I lie down
And that morning just about the break of day, the meningitis began to creep around

My head and neck was paining me, seem like my back going to break in two
My head and neck was paining me, seem like my back going to break in two
Lord I had such a mood that morning, I didn't know what in the world to do

My companion take me to the doctor, "Doctor please tell me my wife's complaint"
My companion take me to the doctor, "Doctor please tell me my wife's complaint"
Doctor looked down on me and shook his head, said I wouldn't mind telling you son but I can't

He took around to the city hospital, just as ____ of ten
Took around to the city hospital, just as ____ of ten
______

He take me round to the city hospital. The clock was striking ten
He take me round to the city hospital. The clock was striking ten
I done hear my companion say, "I don't b'lieve I'll see your smiling face again

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