Momma, Oh…

B A E F#

B        A          E         B
I was sold to Joseph Brennan
B                 A            E       F#
He took me down to New Orleans
B               A             E          B
My name then was Hannah Person
B      A       E           B
It is now Hannah Jean    x2

B               F#             B

CHORUS:
Momma, Oh…….You read that Good Book

E                                                  F#            B
You got your marker              And it sings the blues

Momma, Oh…….You wanna go and dance
I’m saying this              Leaves dead girl shoes
Momma, Oh…….You’re a shooting star
Drift gone so fast                   Like the poor folks do
Momma, Oh…… You wanna hold our hand
Not a rabbit’s foot          Nothin’ left to lose      (x2 at end w tag)

Pa was sold to someone other
Brother Sam and Annie Joe
Who were left without our Mother
If they’re alive,     I’d like to know          x2

CHORUS…………………….SOLO

They’re all gone, I’m alone now
Swept away down the Trail of Slaves
We can write to all the papers
Prayin’ Momma    ain’t in her grave        x2

CHORUS

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