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Collector Man Blues, song lyrics

Song: Collector Man Blues
Lyrics: unknown(1)

Music:
Year: c. 1934
Genre: Blues
Country: USA


Hey, hey, somebody knocking at my door,
Hey, hey, somebody knocking at my door,
Says it may be a collector, baby,
I sure don't know.

They will try to tear your house down, Lord,
And this is what he will say,
They will try to tear your house down, Lord,
And this is what he will say"
Says, "I've got to have some money,
'cause you didn't give me nothing last pay day."
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Folks, one thing that I sure can't stand,
Folks, one thing that I sure can't stand,
Your children can't even play for hollin',
"Daddy, here come that collector man!"

I say, folks, don't buy nothin', Lord,
on the installment plan,
I say, folks, don't buy nothin', Lord,
on the installment plan,
And you will not be worried, Lord,
by no collector man.
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I've begged and borrowed til,
my friends don't want me around,
I'll take old man Depression,
and leave this no-good town.
Depression's here,
they tell me it's everywhere,
So I'm goin' back to Florida,
and see if Depression's there.

Oh, how it would help,
If I could just explain,
But Depression has me,
It's 'bout to drive me insane.


Notes:

1 - Sung by Walter Rolland, on Melotone records 13103; recored July 31, 1934, but no creditation was given for an author.