Broke and Hungry

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Broke and Hungry (3076-2) – Blind Lemon Jefferson
Chicago November 1926, Pm 12443
G position pitched at F#

I am broke and hungry, ragged and dirty too.
I say, I'm broke and hungry, ragged and dirty too.
Mama, if I clean up, can I go home with you?

I am motherless, fatherless, sister and brotherless too.
I say, I'm motherless, fatherless, sister and brotherless too.
Reason I've tried so hard to make this trip with you.

You'll miss me woman, count the days I'm gone.
You'll miss me woman, count the days I'm gone.
I'm goin' away to build me a railroad of my own.

I feel like jumpin' through a keyhole in your door.
I say, I feel like jumpin' through the keyhole in your door.
If you jump this time, baby, you won't jump no more.

I believe my good gal have found my black cat bone.
I say, I believe my baby have found my black cat bone.
I can leave Sunday mornin', Monday mornin' I'm slippin' 'round home.

I wanna show you women what careless love have done.
I wanna show you women what careless love have done.
Caused a man like me, steal away from home.

Girl, if you don't want me, why don't you let me know?
I say, if you don't want me, mama let me know.
So I can leave at once and hunt me somewhere else to go.

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