(Rev. Gary Davis version)
Original Words & Music:
Art “The Whispering Pianist” Dillham
Arr. Rev. Gary Davis
Am E Am E
Got my hesitation stockings, hesitation shoes.
Am E C
Lord, Almighty, got them hesitation blues
F F6 C
Tell me, how long must I have to wait?
C Am G F G C C7 F Ab7 G
Oh, can I get you now? Oh, no, must I hes--i--tate?
I'm standin' on the corner with a dollar in my hand.
Lookin' for a woman who's lookin' for a man.
A nickel is a nickel, a dime is a dime.
House full of kids, one of ‘em must be mine!
Well, the eagle on the dollar says, "In God We Trust".
Woman wants a man, she wants to see that dollar first.
If the river was whiskey, and I was a duck,
You know I'd swim to the bottom, Lord, and never come up.
Well, you hesitate by one, you hesitate by two.
Angels up in Heaven singin' hesitation blues.