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Ball And Chain

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by Willie Mae Thornton a.k.a. Big Mama Thornton
recording of July 28 1966, San Francisco
from
Cheaper Thrills (Edsel ED CD135), copyright notice

Sittin' down by my window, just lookin' out at the rain, at the rain
I said I'm sittin' down by my window, just lookin' out at the rain
You know somethin' came along, grabbed a hold of me, felt just like a ball and chain

And I say, oh, oh, oh, hon', why does every thing go wrong? It all goes wrong
And I say, oh, now tell me why, does every thing go wrong, all wrong
Say, here you gone today, an' I wanted to love you, for so long

Love's got a hold on me, baby, feels just like a ball and chain, hmm hmm hmm
Oh, love's got a hold on me, baby, feels just like a ball and chain
And I don't know why the man I'm lovin', wanna leave me in so much pain

And I say, oh oh oh, hon', tell me why, tell me why, tell me why, oh tell me why, why, why
And I say, oh, honey why, why, oh why, tell me why, I thought our love would last
Honey, gonna last, last, till the day I die

And I say oh, whoa, whoa, hon', it ain't fair, it ain't fair what you can do, what you can do, Lord
And I say oh whoa, Lord, it ain't fair, it ain't fair what you can do, Lord, you can do
Oh suddenly you broke my heart, oh when I was givin' my love to you

Sittin' down by my window, just lookin' out at the rain
I said I'm sittin' down by my window, just lookin' out at the rain
Somethin' came along, grabbed a hold of me, felt just like a ball and chain

And I say oh, hon this can't be, this can't be all in vain, no, no, no
And I say whoa, whoa, this can't be, honey, it can't be all in vain
Hope there is someone that could tell me, hon', tell me why love is like a ball and chain












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