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Does anyone have the lyrics for the song Bread Line Blues? Help would be much appreciated.
THE LATEST NEWS HAS STRUCK ME FUNNY
SAYS YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS IF YOU HAVEN'T GOT MONEY
AND ALL OF US GOOD FOLKS IN DISTRESS
BUT I'M GONNA GET SOMETING OFF THE CHEST
1932 WON'T BE LONG AND WHEN YOU PLACE YOUR VOTE
PLEASE DON'T VOTE WRONG
VOTE AWAY THOSE BLUES, THOSE BREADLINE BLUES
IT'S A RICH MAN'S JOB TO MAKE SOME RULES
IN ORDER TO RID OUR BREADLINE BLUES
NOW LISTEN HERE FOLKS AND IT AIN'T NO JOKE
WE'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING OR WE'RE ALL GOING TO CROAK
WE CAN'T GET A JOB WE'VE ALL BEEN ROBBED
WE'VE GOT NO MONEY AND THE CORN'S ALL COB
WE'VE NOTHING BUT BLUES, THE BREADLINE BLUES
IF I HAD STAGE RIGHTS I'D LEAVE IT TO YOU. WE COULD ALL HAVE FUN AND BETTER HOME BREW. SAYS THE LONG-EARRED MULE STANDING OVER HIS BOX TO THE BIG MOUTHED ELEPHANT YOU DRINK LIKE AN OX. HAD 12 YEARS PROVED NOTHIN' BUT A CURSE 'STEAD OF MAKIN' IT BETTER IT'S GETTIN' WORSE AND WORSE. SAYS THE LONG EARRED MULE, I AINT NO FOOL. THE ELEPHANT SAID YOU LONG EARRED MULE, WOULD YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH NEVER BEEN TO SCHOOL. THE MULE SAID ELEPHANT, IT AINT NO JOKE WE GOTTA DO SOMETHIN' OR WE'RE ALL GONNA CROAK. AINT GOT NOTHIN' BUT A CAR LOAD OF TAX AND THE DOG GONE LOAD IS JUST BREAKIN OUR BACKS. WE GOT THE BLUES, THE BREAD LINE BLUES. BACK TO THE FIRST VERSE.
What a great song to learn in an election year. I think Jorma does it in "C" and Sammy has some real neat breaks that are pretty easy. Have fun with it. I did!!!!
"what a great song to learn in an election year"
Exactly what I was thinking.
Anybody have the chord progression for this?
I could be wrong, but I think it's just a 2 chord song. If you do it in "C" like Jorma does, it's just C and G throughout.
That's what I thought - thanks again.