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Bone Yard Blues

This song is by Memphis Minnie, features Little Son Joe on vocals and appears on the compilation album Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order 1935-1941, Volume 4 (1991).

(Women/Screamin') on the line, makin' it swing
Preachin' to the public, you don't know a thing
Gettin' ready for the bone yard
I mean the bone yard
Said the life he's livin', swear it'll end too hard

Went out datin' with a big-time gal
(Knewed he was takin'/talkin' about savin' his pals)
That started at the bone yard
I mean the bone yard
Said the life he's livin', swear it'll end too hard

Don't play cards, don't shoot no dice
(Havin' spoke/sports) with the other man's wife
That'll take him to the bone yard
I mean the bone yard
Said the life he's livin', swear it'll end too hard

Dodgin' the police while the pistols poppin'
Huntin' for the gang where the points is hoppin'
That'll take him to the bone yard
I mean the bone yard
Said the life he's livin', swear it'll end too hard

Up before day, (care) how you feel
(Meetin') the man and missin' meals
That'll take him to the bone yard
I mean the bone yard
Said the life he's livin', swear it'll end too hard

Weather's freezin', ain't got a dime
Moonshine whisky then muscatel wine
Takin' the boys to the bone yard
I mean the bone yard
Said the life he's livin', swear it'll end too hard

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