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Cockroach Blues, song lyrics

Song: Cockroach Blues
Lyrics: Julius Lester(1)(2)

Music: Julius Lester
Year: 29 July 1965(1)
Genre: Blues
Country: USA


Lord, I wouldn't mind roaches if they would help me to pay my rent,
I said I wouldn't mind roaches if they would help me to pay my rent,
But you know a roach said to me, "You better move, I want me one of the luxury apartments."
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I bought a spray last night and I sprayed all over the house,
I bought a spray last night and I sprayed all over the house,
I got up this morning, roaches thanked me for killing a mouse.

Now I wish I had a penny for every roach I've seen,
Now I wish I had a penny for every roach I've seen,
Nobody in this world would ever have to work again.
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There were some roaches on the stove, they were standing around in a crowd,
There were some roaches on the stove, they were standing around in a crowd,
I walked over to 'em; roaches turned around and yelled, "Freedom now!"


Notes:

1 - From the 1965 Vanguard blues album, Julius Lester, VRS 9199 (mono) and VSD 79199 (stereo).

2 - Julius Lester biography.