Fence Breakin' Yellin' Blues

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Fence Breakin' Yellin' Blues (15672--) - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Richmond 24 September 1929, Pm 12921
C position, Bb pitch

Here come two yellin', act like they're drunk and wild.
Here come two yellin', act like they're drunk and wild.
When you're drinkin' bad liquor, you'll be overtaken after 'while.

They must be desperadoes, I don't know nothing else they could be.
Must be desperadoes, I don't know nothin' else they could be.
Standin' on the corner, didn't mean no harm, they both made a dash at me.

They made a break at me, then I broke for my pocket knife.
Made a break at me, broke for my pocket knife.
One had me cornered off, while the other one's talkin' about takin' my wife.

And when I went for my gun, you oughta seen them yellers breakin' that fence.
When I went for my gun, you oughta seen them yellers break the fence.
I first thought they was crazy, but I found out they didn't have no sense.

You can take my money, I mean, you can wear my best clothes.
I say you can take my money, I mean, you can wear my best clothes.
Lemon won't kill you no quicker, 'cause you bothered with my jellyroll.

Some people likes their sugar, I'm a fool 'bout my China tea.
Some people likes their sugar, but I'm a fool 'bout my China tea.
You can have all this world, but leave my honeycomb home with me.

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