Robert Johnson — If I Had Possession over Judgement Day lyrics

The page contains the lyrics of the song "If I Had Possession over Judgement Day" by Robert Johnson.

Lyrics

If I had possession, over judgment day
If I had possession, over judgment day
Lord, the little woman I’m lovin' wouldn’t, have no right to pray
And I went to the mountain, lookin' as far as my eyes could see
And I went to the mountain, lookin' as far as my eyes would see
Some other man got my woman, and these lonesome blues got me And I rolled and I tumbled and I, cried the whole night long
And I rolled and I tumbled and I, cried the whole night long
Boy, I woke up this mornin', mycuit roller gone
Had to fold my arms and I, slowly walked away
(spoken: I didn’t like the way she done)
Had to fold my arms and I, slowly walked away
I said in my mind, «Yo' trouble gon' come some day1»
Now run here, baby, set down on my knee
Now run here, baby, set down on my knee
I wanna tell you all about the way they treated me Note: this is another version of the Mississippi piece often known,
though mostly
with very differing lyrics, as Rollin' And Tumblin' (Rollin' And Tumblin', by McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters & Rolling And Tumbling, by Elmore
James), in many versions it’s also known as Brownville Blues;
Note 1: alternatively «I felt in my mind, your trouble gon' come some day»
instead of «I said in my mind, «Yo, trouble gon' come some day» «.