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Hand Reader Blues

This song is by Washboard Sam and appears on the compilation album Washboard Sam Vol. 3 (1938) (1993).

I went down to the hand reader, and to have my fortune told
I went down to the hand reader, and to have my fortune told
He said, "You need to catch policy, doggone your bad luck soul"

He give me some good luck tea and said, "Drink it before it gets cold"
He give me some good luck tea and said, "Drink it before it gets cold"
He said, "Drink it all day, doggone your bad luck soul"

He give me some pills, to drive my blues away
He give me some pills, to drive my blues away
He said, "You bad-luck rascal, take them three times a day"

Blow it now, boys, blow it

Bad luck fell in my family and there was no one home but me
Bad luck fell in my family and there was no one home but me
I was a fool for thinking my happy days would ever be

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