Little Queen of Spades is a blues title by the American blues musician Robert Johnson . He took the song on June 20, 1937 in San Antonio , and first published it in 1938 at the label Vocalion Records (# 04108).
The first version has a playing time of 2 minutes and 11 seconds. A second, four seconds longer version of the piece is considered an alternate take and first appeared in 1990 on Johnson's album The Complete Recordings ( Columbia Records # 46222).
The British folk musician Ian A. Anderson recorded the song for the album The Inverted World (1969), which was presented together with Mike Cooper . Likewise coverte also the songwriter Nick Garrie the song. Eric Clapton made known through his interpretations of the title Little Queen of Spades .
From the 1970s onwards, he often played the song during his concerts around the world, including the 2014 Eric Clapton World Tour . Clapton released a studio version on the studio albums Me and Mr. Johnson and Sessions for Robert J in 2004.
"Little Queen Of Spades"
She is a little queen of spades And the men will not let her be. Said she is a little queen of spades And the men will not let her be. Everytime she make a spread, Oh fair brown, cold chills run all over me. Gonna get me a gambling woman If it's the last thing that I do. Gonna get me a gambling woman If it's the last thing that I do. A man don't need a woman, Oh fair brown, that he got to give all of his money to. Everybody said you got a mojo, 'Cause baby, you've been using that stuff. Everybody said you got a mojo Baby, you've been using that stuff. Got a way trimming down, Oh fair brown, and I mean it's most too tough. Little girl, since I am the king, Baby, and you is the queen, Little girl, since I am the king, Baby, and you is the queen, Let us put our heads together, Oh fair brown, and we can make our money green.