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Thread #23959   Message #3739610
Posted By: Jim Dixon
24-Sep-15 - 07:52 PM
Thread Name: Songs about money ($$$$$$$$$$)
Subject: Lyr Add: DOLLAR DOWN BLUES (Barbecue Bob)
DOLLAR DOWN BLUES
As recorded by Barbecue Bob (R. Hicks), 1928.

Dollar down, mama, dollar ev'ry week.
Dollar down, there, mama, dollar ev'ry week.
Dollar down, there, mama, dollar when we meet.

Walked this town all over, hon, before I stopped.
Walked this town all over, gal, before I stopped.
Well, the first I went was a furniture shop.

The clerk he asked me: "Can I wait on you? (2x)
I think you'll need something in the line of furniture."

He says: "All right, Bobby, what can it be? (2x)
I says: "That old bed and rocker, it's somethin'; let me see."

I said: "Listen here, furniture man; how you gon' make my note?
Hey, hey, furniture man." This what he repeats:
"Just a dollar down, dollar ev'ry week."

I started back home, mama, walkin' on down the street.
I started back home, walkin' on down the street.
I met a li'l ol' brown, sure looked good to me.

She said: "Hello, Bobby; Bobby, can't you speak?" (2x)
I said: "A dollar down, mama, dollar ev'ry week."

Ev'ry Monday morning, somebody knocks on my do'. (2x)
That ol' furniture man tryin' to get what I owe.