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Thread #11445   Message #85175
Posted By: Gene
09-Jun-99 - 11:09 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Brown's Ferry Blues
Subject: Lyr Add: BROWN'S FERRY BLUES (from Doc Watson)
The lyrics to Doc's version are VERY different!

BROWN'S FERRY BLUES
Recorded by: DOC WATSON
Trad: No author listed

Hardluck papa comin' down the lane
Mama give him back his walkin' cane
Lawd! Lawd! I got them Brown's Ferry Blues;
Throwed it away and he went to town
To see that woman and now he's down
Lawd! Lawd! I got them Brown's Ferry Blues.

Hardluck papa gettin' too tight
If he don't quit drinkin', he'll be higher'n a kite
Lawd! Lawd! I got them Brown's Ferry Blues;
He's drinkin' that block and tackle kind
He can walk a block and tackle a lion
Lawd! Lawd! I got them Brown's Ferry Blues.

I walked up to my girl's old man
And I asked him for my true love's hand
Lawd! Lawd! I got them Brown's Ferry Blues;
He said, "You are a little GALOOT!"
Instead of his hand, I got his foot
Lawd! Lawd! I got them Brown's Ferry Blues.

Hardluck papa standin' in the rain,
If the world was corn, he couldn't buy grain
Lawd! Lawd! I got them Brown's Ferry Blues;
He runs around in second-hand clo'es.
You can smell his feet wherever he goes
Lawd! Lawd! I got them Brown's Ferry Blues.

Revenue man took my gin
I hope they won't come back ag'in
Lawd! Lawd! I got them Brown's Ferry Blues;
Took my sweetie with them, too
'Cause she'd had a little drink or two
Lawd! Lawd! I got them Brown's Ferry Blues

[adlib] Said that's why he took her!

SOURCE: DOC WATSON ON STAGE (w/Merle Watson)
VANGUARD VSD 9/10