Awful Fix Blues lyrics are available in Country Blues Songbook published by Oak in 1973. Here are the scanned lyrics which seem to be pretty accurate.
Hey, mama, tell me what have I, tell me what have I,'tain't no lie!
Hey, mama, tell me what have I done?
Because seem like you're tryin'-a ease your lovin'fair brown down.
You're gonna wake up one of these mornings now, sweet mama, and I'll be,
Baby, mama, and I'll be-'tain't no lie, tell the truth!
You're gonna wake up one of these mornings, mama, say then I'll be gone.
And you may not never, mama, see me in your town no more.
'Cause I'm a stranger here, woman, I just blowed in your,
I just blowed in your mamlish town.
I'm a stranger to you, brownskin mama, just blowed in your town.
Says, if I ask you for a favor, mama, please ma'am, don't turn me down.
If you get one old woman, boy, you better get you five or,
You'd better get you five or-I mean six!
If you get one old woman, you'd better get you five or six.
So if that one happen to quit you, it won't leave you in no awful fix.
When I had you, pretty mama, you know I was tryin'to do the best I-
I mean could! Baby, it wasn't no lie!
I say when I had you, little black woman, I was tryin'to do the best I could.
Now your little daddy is gone, now who you gonna get to chop your wood?