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Hillbilly Willie's Blues

soundclip


by Blind Willie McTell
recording of November-December, 1995, San Francisco, California

from Big Mama's Door (OKeh/550 Music or Sony 67593), copyright notice

Roosevelt is a mighty fine man, darlin'
Roosevelt is a mighty fine man, darlin'
Roosevelt is a mighty fine man
Gonna be the president all by land (?), darlin'

My baby got a diamond ring, darlin'
My baby got a diamond ring, darlin'
My baby got a diamond ring
Poor me ain't got a doggone thing, darlin'

My baby got a Cadillac Eight, darlin'
My baby got a Cadillac Eight, darlin'
My baby got a Cadillac Eight
Poor me ain't got nowhere to stay, darlin'

My baby got a house 'n' lot, darlin'
My baby got a house 'n' lot, darlin'
My baby got a house 'n' lot
Poor me ain't got diddley-squat, darlin'

Moonshine been here long enough, darlin'
Moonshine been here long enough, darlin'
Moonshine been here long enough
(...?...) drink of that stuff (?), darlin'

Come all the way from Arkansas, darlin'
Come all the way from Arkansas, darlin'
Come all the way from Arkansas
(...?...) barnyard dog (?), darlin'

Ten-dollar bill and a bottle of beer, darlin'
Ten-dollar bill and a bottle of beer, darlin'
Ten-dollar bill and a bottle of beer
I wish to God my honey was here, darlin'

I got a gal from the white folks' yard, darlin'
I got a gal from the white folks' yard, darlin'
I got a gal from the white folks' yard
She don't drink liquor but she do play card, darlin'

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Note: all question marks are parts of the lyric that are missing or in doubt. If you have any suggestions on these parts of the lyric please mail me, thanks!.












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