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Insurance Man Blues, song lyrics

Song: Insurance Man Blues
Lyrics: Sonny Boy Williamson(1)

Music:
Year: c. 1938
Genre: Blues
Country: USA


Every Monday morning, people,
Insurance man knocking on my door,
Every Monday morning, people,
Insurance man knocking on my door,
Well, I tell him to come back on a Tuesday,
'Cause Sonny Boy hasn't made no money, you know.

He say, "But you haven't paid your insurance,
in 2 or 3 weeks,"
He said, "If you don't pay by next Wednesday,
I reckeon I'll have to let your insurance drop."
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I say, "Insurance man, please don't turn me out,
Lord, I ain't got nobody to bury me."
Well, Lord I said, "If you don't bury me,
They'll throw my body in the deep blue sea."

I said, "you know how times is nowadays,
Can't no one man find no job."
I say, "I can't even take care of my wife and baby,
And I might' near to let my own family starve."
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I said, "Please give me two more weeks.
Insurance man, please do that for me."
Well, I say, "Don't live up North,
My home is back down in Tennessee."


Notes:

1 - Sung by Sonny Boy Williamson, on Bluebird records 8034; recored December 17, 1938, but no creditation was given for an author. Assumed to be written by Sonny Boy Williamson, until contrary evidence turns up.

2 - Sonny Boy Williamson, a biography of John Lee Curtis Williamson.