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Answer To The Laundromat Blues


by Albert King
recording of 1972

from The Best Of Albert King (Stax 60-005 or Fantasy 60005), copyright notice

This number's bein' especially played
And dedicated to all of the women
From all of the men)

You see you women have a good thing goin'
But we hip to ya now

You take two or three pieces
And go down to the laundromat
An' take ya eight hours to wash 'em
No good!

We gonna buy ya washers and dryers
And we're gonna put ya at home in the basement
And we gonna kick the door down that goes to the basement
While we can hear the washer when it stop

And baby, baby, baby, when that washer stop
You better be though
Or you better have a darn good explanation!

Don't you go get whupped all on the toenails
We're gonna raise your eye lashes and whup ya some
And if ya run fast enough
We're gonna whup ya on the bottom of the feet
Ain't that right men?
Speak up for yourself! (yeah, yeah)

There will be no more goin' to the laundromat
Puttin' your clothes in there
And gettin' your girlfriend keep her eye on it
While you step out the back door

You better take my advise
You might need it on your vacation this summer
I'd hate to see ya come up with a leg screwed off
Or a eye punched out

Whoa! yeah, yeah!

I know you don't know it babe (yeah, yeah, yeah)
But things look bad for you
Hey, I know you don't know it babe
But I'm gonna keep a close eye on you

Well, ev'ry time you go to the laundromat, baby
I want you to know, I want you to know
That I'll be there too!

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