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Unemployment Stomp, song lyrics

Song: Unemployment Stomp
Lyrics: Big Bill Broonzy(1)

Music: Big Bill Broonzy(1)
Year: 1938(1)
Genre: Blues
Country: USA


I'm a law abiding citizen,
and my debts I sure will pay,
I'm a law abiding citizen,
and my debts I sure will pay,
I hope war don't start and,
Uncle Sam have to send me away.

I haven't never been in jail,
and I haven't never paid no fine, baby,
I haven't never been in jail,
and I haven't never paid no fine, baby,
I wants a job to make my livin',
'cause stealin' ain't on my line.
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I've knowed, a time when I,
have raised my own meat and meal,
I've knowed, a time when I,
have raised my own meat and meal,
My meat was in my smokehouse,
and my meal was in my field.

When Mr. Roosevelt sent out those
unemployment cards,
Yes, when Mr. Roosevelt sent out those
unemployment cards,
I just knowed sure that,
work was goin' to start.
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Broke up my home 'cause I
didn't have no work to do,
I broke up my home 'cause I
didn't have no work to do,
My wife had to leave me,
'cause she was starvin' too.


Notes:

1 - William Lee Conley Broonzy commonly known as "Big Bill Broonzy".

2 - Recorded by Big Bill Broonzy on Vocalion record 04378, March 30, 1938.

3 - Big Bill Broonzy, on Wikipedia