The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40621   Message #582178
Posted By: Jim Dixon
29-Oct-01 - 03:44 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Yazoo CD- Best of the Memphis Jug Band
Subject: Lyr Add: AMBULANCE MAN^^
17. AMBULANCE MAN

Hey, daddy, hey, daddy, don't let me die in vain.
You see I'm wounded, wounded and bleeding. Can't you ease my pain?
Mister am'lance man, will you rush me to a doctor, please.
I has no while (?) a-rushing. Your daddy can ease your pain with ease.
Can't you see I'm cut in the stomach? That's the reason I ease your pains with ease.

Heart is aching. Day's a-breaking. Listen to me, I pray.
See, it's snowing. Police blowing, so please be on your way.
Mister am'lance man, please don't you drive so rough.
I about to do it. Your daddy has got to strut his stuff.
Can't you see I'm wounded and bleeding? That's the reason your daddy has to drive so rough.

Mister am'lance man, I can't stay still to save my soul.
And you ought to be careful how you handle my jelly roll.
Mama, you know the road is rotten, baby, and your daddy's trying to satisfy your soul.
I mean my weary soul. I mean your soul.

[As recorded by the Memphis Jug Band, 1930, Hattie Hart and Will Shade, vocalists.]