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The Landlord Blues, song lyrics

Song: The Landlord Blues
Lyrics: Edward Laska

Music: Albert Von Tilzer (3)
Year: 1919
Genre:
Country: USA


I'm so unhappy, I'm feeling sad.
They've mad me so dismal, I'm feeling bad.
Just got some news,
that's done gone, and gave me the blues.

I wouldn't worry, I wouldn't care,
If I was only a millionaire,
But now it's goodbye to my "Home Sweet Home".
I've got to roam.

CHORUS:
I've got the Landlord blues, That's what I got,
I got the Landlord blues. He's gone and raised my rent fifty per cent.
Soon I'll be living out in a tent.
I'm so sad, and when I think about it I get mad;
But if you start to kick, it makes me sick,
The first thing that they say is "You're a Bolshevik"
I've got the Blues, Oh! Lord! I got the Landlord Blues.
That's what I got! I got the got!
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You've read those stories when you were a child,
Of bandits and pirates, but they all seem mild.
They simply fade; the landlord puts them in the shade.

He doesn't shoot you, Oh, nothing like that.
He simply puts you right out of your flat,
Unless you come across with all you've got,
And then some more.
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CHORUS:
I've got the Landlord blues, That's what I got,
I got the Landlord blues. He's gone and raised my rent fifty per cent.
Soon I'll be living out in a tent.
I'm so sad, and when I think about it I get mad;
That's why I sigh and sigh, cry and cry.
Now living is so high, it's cheapr just to die.
I've got the Blues, Oh! Lord! I got the Landlord Blues.
That's what I got! I got the got!


Notes:

1 - Publisher, Broadway Music Corporation, Will Von Tilzer President, 145 West 45th St., New York

2 - Transcribed from the sheet music, April 2012

3 - Albert Von Tilzer from Wikipedia.