This is an approximation of the piano chords for guitar of the version of Down Hearted Blues that Bessie Smith recorded in 1923 - see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go6TiLIeVZA The recording is in C, as here. [Chords] Ddim7: xx0101 [Intro] C A7 D7 Ddim7 G N.C [Verse 1] C A7 Gee, but it's hard to love someone D7 G7 C When that someone don't love you. A7 I'm so disgusted, heart broken too. D7 G7 I've got those down hearted blues. C7 F Once I was crazy 'bout a man. E7 He mistreated me all the time. D7 G7 The next man I get has got to promise me A7 D7 G G7 To be mine, all mine. [Chorus 1] C F G7 C C7 Trouble, trouble, I've had it all my days. F G7 C Trouble, trouble, I've had it all my days. G7 C F C It seems that trouble's going to follow me to my grave. [Chorus 2] C F G7 C C7 I ain't never loved but three mens in my life. F G7 C I ain't never loved but three men in my life. G7 C F C My father, my brother, the man that wrecked my life. [Chorus 3] F G7 C C7 It may be a week, it may be a month or two. F G7 C It may be a week, it may be a month or two. G7 C F C But the day you quit me honey, it's coming home to you. [Chorus 4] C F G7 C C7 I got the world in a jug, the stopper's in my hand. F G7 C I got the world in a jug, the stopper's in my hand. G7 C F C I'm going to hold it until you, man come under my command.