Tin Cup Blues

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Tin Cup Blues (21198-1) - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Chicago c. March 1929, Pm 12756
C position and pitch

I was down and I cried, my soda cake wouldn't crumble nice.
I was down and I cried, my soda cake won't crumble nice.
And it's tough to see a man go to the rack and almost starve and die.

I stood on the corner and I almost bust my head.
I stood on the corner and almost bust my head.
I couldn't earn enough money to buy me a loaf of bread.

Baby, times is so hard I almost call it tough.
I said, babe, times is so hard I almost call it tough.
I can't earn money to buy no bread and you know I can't buy my snuff.

My gal's a housemaid and she earns a dollar a week.
I said, my gal's a housemaid and she earns a dollar a week.
And I'm so hungry on payday I can hardly speak.

Now gather 'round me people, let me tell you a true fact.
I said, gather 'round me people and let me tell you a true fact.
That tough luck has struck me and the rats is sleepin' in my hat.

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