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moongoddess Lyr Add: The Wolf Is at the Door (3) Lyr Add: THE WOLF IS AT THE DOOR 17 Apr 05


THE WOLF IS AT THE DOOR
Written by Benny and Vallie Cain

CHORUS: Hey, hey, hey, he's tryin' to get in.
He's scratchin' and a-puffin' and he has that hungry grin.
I'm too hard up to own a dog, or buy a 44,
So I'll just pray to the Lord above while the wolf is at the door.

All my life I've been so poor, I don't know what to do.
I go from sunup to sundown. My work is never through.
The children don't go out to play like they used to before,
And the chickens are too scared to lay 'cause the wolf is at the door.

The landlord comes around a week before the rent is due,
And I haven't paid my taxes yet to Internal Revenue.
My wife must borrow sugar from the neighbor's wife next door.
We have no heat and the lights are out and the wolf is at the door.

He almost got Red Riding Hood and now he's after me,
And the door is getting weaker to this house of poverty.
I just peeked through the keyhole and I saw another eye,
And the only thing that can save me now is M-O-N-E-Y.

I transcribed these lyrics from an LP of mine this is about thirty-five years old. The name of the LP is "Benny and Vallie Cain and the Country Clan" on Rebel records. D. F.


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