by Sonny Boy Williamson I (John Lee)
recording of November 1937, Chicago
from Blues Classics by Sonny Boy Williamson, vol. 3 (Blues Classics 3), copyright notice
Who is that knockin' on that door? I believe that's that collector man1.
Man, go tell him I ain't got a dime today. Tell him I ain't made a penny all this week. Tell him I'm just as broke as I can be, oh just knock him down... Tell him I'll have the money sometime.
Now open the door, here come that collector man
Go open the door, here come that collector man
Why you can tell him I say come back tomorrow, because Sonny Boy ain't got a doggone thing
Tell him that I ain't got no money, now he knows how times is today
Tell him that I ain't got no money, then he know how times is today
Why it's Saturday man ain't got no money, can hardly find a place to stay
Tell him that someday I'll have some money, now I want everybody to watch and see
Tell him someday I'll have some money, I want everybody to watch and see
Why tell him that it's hard to keep down, you know a real good man like me
Tell him I know I'm down now, now but I won't be down always
Tell him that I'm down now, but I won't be down always
Why now you can tell him to watch and see if don't Sonny Boy get some money, oh Lord knows some of these days
Note 1: collector man, the man collecting the rent for the house owner.