Townes Van Zandt - Short-Haired Woman Blues Lyrics




I don't want no wom',
If her hair it ain't no longer 'an mine.
I don't want no w'man,
If her hair it ain't no longer 'an mine.
Yeah, ya know, she ain't no good for nothin but trouble, did ya know 'at?
Vets keep ya buyin rats all the time.

Yeah, you know I got on the good side of my woman,
I told her, "Darlin, I's a-comin to go have some fun."
You know, I went to make her swing out when a rat fell from her head like,
One from a burnin barn.
I just don't want, want no woman,
Boy, if her hair it ain't no longer 'an mine.
Whoa, ya know she ain't no good for nothin but trouble.
Vets keep ya buyin rats all the time.
Yeah, you know rats and wigs'll get ya killed.

Yeah, you know I got on the good side of my woman,
I told her, "Darlin, I's comin to go have some fun."
You know, I went to make her swing out when a rat fell from her head like,
One from a burnin barn.
I say, I don't want no woman,
Boy, if her hair it ain't no longer 'an mine.
You know she ain't no good for nothin but trouble, did ya know 'at?
Vets keep ya buyin rats all the time.





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Townes Van Zandt Short-Haired Woman Blues Comments
  1. Barbara Beichek

    I never knew he played the blues...he can really bend those notes.

  2. Eric Metcalfe

    “I told him no....”

  3. gymrat22able

    I think this is a Lightnin Hopkins tune. Not positive...but it's not a townes tune

    txdrifter38

    it is a lightnin' hopkins song

    Eric Metcalfe

    You are correct!

  4. linda theobald

    short hairs are good hairs--just like bending" guitar strings--good

  5. David Mcgowan

    This must be about a specific woman
    Never had a problem with rats...

    txdrifter38

    i think rats are something women used to put in their hair to make it appear fuller. there's a version of this song where he explains it.

  6. Michael Miller

    Takes me back to Telephone Road, Houston, TX about 1973 or'75.

    Daniel Clark

    Michael Miller what’s telephone road ?

  7. Marco Perissinotto

    this is just amazing