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Thread #6163   Message #2766396
Posted By: dwditty
15-Nov-09 - 09:49 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Cakewalk into Town (Taj Mahal)
Subject: Lyr Add: CAKEWALK INTO TOWN (Taj Mahal)
CAKEWALK INTO TOWN
Written by Taj Mahal
As sung by Taj Mahal on "Recycling the Blues & Other Related Stuff" (1972)

I had the blues, so bad one time, it put my face in a permanent frown,
But I'm feelin' so much better, I can cakewalk into town.

I woke up this mornin' feelin' so good, you know, I laid back down again.
Th'ow your big leg over me, mama; I might not feel this good again.

My baby, oh, my baby, I love the way she walk.
When the girl gets sleepy, I love the way she baby-talk.

My work done got scarce, honey, aw, and work it know got hard.
I spend my whole day stealin' chickens, mama, from the rich folks' yard.

[Whistled verse.]

I got the blues so bad one time, it put my face in a permanent frown.
You know I'm feelin' so much better, I can cakewalk into town.

I want to go on a picnic in the country, mama, aw, and stay all day.
I don't care 'f I don't do nothin', just while my time away.

I got the blues so bad one time it put my face in a permanent frown.
You know I'm feelin' so much better, I can cakewalk into town.