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Five Pound Ax Blues

This song is by Mississippi Blacksnakes and appears on the split compilation album Mississippi String Bands (1928-1936) (1989) by various artists.

I'm a old five pound axe, baby, I just dropped in your town
I'm a old five pound axe, baby, I just dropped in your town
I mean I got weight enough behind, lord, to drive this old cuttin' axe on down

When I first stopped here baby, didn't know what to do
Standin' on the corner, wasn't nobody, baby, I knew
I walked down the street, looked over your town
(Ain't) much, baby, looked over all your browns
'Cause I'm a old five pound axe, baby, I just dropped in your town
I'm a old five pound axe, baby, I just dropped in your town
I mean I got weight enough behind, lord, to drive this old cuttin' axe on down

I was standin' on the corner, didn't know what to do
A woman, she called me, says "I wanna use you"
Use a old axe, just dropped in town
Weight enough behind it to drive this old axe on down
'Cause I'm a old five pound axe, baby, I just dropped in your town
I'm a old five pound axe, baby, I just dropped in your town
I got weight enough behind it to drive this old axe on down

Now, when I get to cuttin', I cuts in a different way
I cut for the women both night and day
When I get to cuttin', I cut just like I should
Women all crying "Your axe cut so good!"
'Cause you's a old five pound axe, baby, I just dropped in your town
I'm a old five pound axe, baby, I just dropped in your town
I got weight enough behind it, baby lord, to drive this old cuttin' axe on down

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