Original Melvin Jackson version

You know I been looking for my little woman
Yeah man I can't find her nowhere
You know I believe I'll go to Chicago and look around
Worl'y Fair, and if I don't find her
Going to the river and sit right down
Well now that woman keep on worrying poor me
I'm gonna jump overboard and drown

You know my little baby she come sit down
Yeah she sit down up on my knee
She said, "Now son I'm going be good if you just don't whip me"
You know I'm going whip my baby
Like a farmer whip a Jersey cow
Well now you know I don't have to ask her no question
Man because she know the reason why

Well now you know I'm so disgusted
People you know I don't know what to do
You know I'm going downtown and try to find me something new
I want meet with a woman with a Cadillac
Whoa man I mean plenty money too
Well now I want her to wake up early in the morning
Oh man and I won't have nothing in the world to do


DISGUSTED is a song probably written by Melvin Jackson (also known as Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson and Lil' Son Jackson). He recorded the song in 1951 but it remained unreleased until it was included on the various artists album Rural Blues Vol. 1: Goin' Up The Country in 1968. The above lyrics are for the original Melvin Jackson version of DISGUSTED as released in 1968.

Various artists -- Rural Blues Vol. 1: Goin' Up The Country
Various artists -- Rural Blues Vol. 1: Goin' Up The Country

LP - Imperial ‎(LM-94000) - USA, 1968

Bruce Springsteen's Version

Bruce Springsteen covered DISGUSTED live only once in 2006, with Lucinda Williams, during a guest appearance at a concert of hers – Lucinda Williams released DISGUSTED on her 1979 debut album Ramblin'. See the live 10 Nov 2006 version for more details.

Available Versions

List of available versions of DISGUSTED on this website:

DISGUSTED [Live 10 Nov 2006 version]
DISGUSTED [Original Melvin Jackson version]

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