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Thread #133059   Message #3018157
Posted By: Jim Dixon
28-Oct-10 - 09:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Hard Time Blues (sung by Lonnie Donegan)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hard Time Blues (sung by Lonnie Donegan)
From the recording at YouTube:


HARD TIME BLUES
Scrapper Blackwell, 1931

I'm goin' down to the river just to see the water run. (2x)
And to think about my troubles, and where all my money's gone.

Times is got so hard that I cannot find no job. (2x)
And ev'ry morning the rent man rattles on my doorknob.

I'm gettin' so ragg'dy, I ain't got no decent clothes. (2x)
And ain't got nobody, ain't got nowhere to go.

Now I'm worried and no tellin' what I'm goin' to do. (2x)
My friends don't know me, 'n' I can't get a dime or two.

Soon's hard times strike me, my baby puts me out. (2x)
Now I guess you know what these hard times is all about.