Make me down a pallet on your floor
Make me down
Make me a pallet down, soft and low
Make me a pallet on your floor

I’m going up the country, 20 miles more
I’m going up the country by the cold sleet and snow
I’m going up the country by the cold sleet and slow
No telling how much further I may go

Just make me down, a pallet on your floor
Make me down
Make me a pallet down, soft and low
Make me a pallet on your floor

‘Way sleeping, my back and shoulders tire
‘Way I’m sleeping, my back and shoulders tire
The way I’m sleeping, my back and shoulders tire
Gonna turn over and try it on the other side

Oh make me down
Make me down
Make me a pallet down, soft and low
Make me a pallet on your floor

Don’t you let my good girl catch you here
Don’t let my good girl catch you here
Oh she might shoot you
Might cut and starve you too
No telling what she might do

Just make me down
Make me down
Make me a pallet down, soft and low
Make me a pallet on your floor

Make it baby close behind the door
Make it baby close behind the door
Make me a pallet close behind the door
Make it where your good man will never go

Oh make me down
Make me down
Make me a pallet down on your floor
Make me a pallet on your floor

Mississippi John Hurt ~ Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor (with a couple verses from “Ain’t No Telling” for good measure – very appropriate for a Saturday post, I think!)