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Rock Pile Blues

This song is by "Banjo" Ikey Robinson and appears on the 10" Shellac Pizen Tea Blues / Rock Pile Blues (1929) and on the split compilation album 1929-1937 (1994).

Take me back pretty baby try me just one more time
I'll do all I can to change your ramblin' mind

I love you pretty baby six feet deep down in the ground
I'll tell the good Lord couldn't love you no farther down

If it wasn't for my baby the only girl I love
I'll give my soul to the devil, heart to the Lord above

Oh big rock, big rock, big rock baby all your daddy can see
If I don't make this time they'll be pilin' rocks on me

"Play that thing in your own way, Jimmy! Hit that thing!"

"When they hear that straight thing pull that cottons off my arm, boy!"

They took me to the rock pile gave me a ball and chain
Gave me a cell, a number and took away my name

But baby if I can pull this time I'll see you soon again
Get off this rock pile lose my ball and chain

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