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    Default I got the IRS Blues

    Well, woke up this mornin,
    look round for my mando
    oh... I am so low
    gotta put it down
    gonna miss that sound
    April deadline looming too sooooooon
    I got the IRS Blueeeeeeeees.............

    you can add the next verse, I gotta go do my duty.
    I have the world in a jug, and the stopper in my hand.

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    Default Re: I got the IRS Blues

    Well my filing got rejected
    They said my social wasn't right
    Yes my e-file was rejected
    'Bout 3am in the middle of the night.
    I dunno how I got something that basic wrong -
    I guess I'm not too bright.

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    Default Re: I got the IRS Blues

    Well, my baby done left me,
    Cause I was talking a fat refund check,
    But the tax man come around,
    And took everythin' 'cept my old wreck.
    So now I drivin' all alone,
    Got me the IRS blues
    "What a long, strange trip it's been..." - Robert Hunter
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    Default Re: I got the IRS Blues

    Well, my filing finally got accepted
    And my refund check is here
    But I've spent every last cent
    On mandolins and beer
    Now I've lost my sweet baby
    Cuz of pickin' and drinking booze
    But I'm having fun singing the IRS blues

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    Cha - Cha - Cha
    What The ....

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    Default Re: I got the IRS Blues

    Well the taxman came this mornin'
    Went and knocked upon my door;
    He said I didn't pay enough
    And that he wanted more.
    I said I was flat broke
    And I didn't have no bread;
    He left me low and weepin'
    'Cause my mando's gone instead.
    I'm cryin' and I'm shakin',
    I'm screamin' and I'm quakein'
    'Cause he took my mando with him
    And he walked right out the door.

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    Default Re: I got the IRS Blues

    I'm leavin' town this morning
    on that 1040A M train
    I'm leaving town this morning
    on that 1040A M train
    Well my baby up and left me
    Won't be filing jointly again

    Oh yeah.

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    Default Re: I got the IRS Blues

    AKA.... The Tax Man Blooze

    Well I woke up this mornin, tax man at my door.
    I shouted out my window "I ain't payin any more!"

    I gots the tax man bloose. I gots a hole in my shoe...
    'cuz my woman she done left me and took my money too.

    He say "Boy, if you ain't payin, I'm going to tell the man."
    I say "Go ahead and tell'im. Let'im catch me if he can!"

    I gots the tax man blooze. I gots a hole in my shoe.
    And if he ever catches me ther'll be a hole in him too....

    I gots the tax mand blooze.......
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    Default Re: I got the IRS Blues

    Anyone have a good melody and chord structure in mind, yet?
    "Put your hands to the wood
    Touch the music put there by the summer sun and wind
    The rhythms of the rain, locked within the rings
    And let your fingers find The Music in the Wood."
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    Ba-pee dah de dah da-dum!

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    Default Re: I got the IRS Blues

    To "Which Side are you On"

    which line are you on
    oh, which line are you on
    that old 1040 ain't finished yet
    which line are you on

    oh what to deduct
    groan, oh what to deduct
    instead of buying office gear
    bought that mandolin and plucked

    now, which line to put her on
    oh, which line to put her on
    as pretty as that mandolin be
    she don't fit on Schedule C
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    Default Re: I got the IRS Blues

    Quote Originally Posted by David Rambo View Post
    Anyone have a good melody and chord structure in mind, yet?
    How about a straight out blues progression, you pick the key. They all can start to sound pretty much the same.

    By the way, I don't know nuthin' but the blues.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    How about a straight out blues progression, you pick the key. They all can start to sound pretty much the same.

    By the way, I don't know nuthin' but the blues.....
    Straight out 12 bar Blues in G:

    G7 G7 G7 G7
    C7 C7 G7 G7
    D7 C7 G7 D7

    G7 C7 G7 G7
    C7 C7 G7 G7
    D7 C7 G7 G7
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    Let's just steal this one and put the lyrics in.
    I have the world in a jug, and the stopper in my hand.

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    Default Re: I got the IRS Blues

    Just when I get to
    The moment I'm thinkin
    I'm gettin enough Pay,
    The taxman come
    And take it all away.

    Tryin so hard
    Just to get ahead
    The tax bill comes in
    My bank balance in the red
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    Default Re: I got the IRS Blues

    What an awesome thread...okay I'll bite:

    The IRS done got me,
    I ain’t got no more,
    If you come by to find me,
    I’ll be layin’ on the floor,
    I got the tax deadline blues,
    Oh yeah the tax deadline blues.

    If you really wanta help me,
    Give me the winning lottery,
    Cause the bank account is empty,
    And my baby’s gonna flee.
    I got the tax deadline blues,
    Oh yeah the tax deadline blues.
    Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent ~ Victor Hugo

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    Default Re: I got the IRS Blues

    They're gone, I can't deny it,
    though I'm a little slow.
    Greyhound took my baby.
    Taxman took my dough.

    I got a plan for next year,
    to fix the shape I'm in.
    Go down to the river,
    And throw my a$$ on in.
    Mike Snyder

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    Default Re: I got the IRS Blues

    Looking at these lyrics ... I automatically put them to Muddy Waters' "Mannish Boy" in my head!

    I've been there, sold a Ramirez classical guitar many years ago to pay the taxman ...

    But, now with Ebay, I can think of hundreds of things that I'd let go of before I'd ever sell my Rattlesnake F-5!!!

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    I woke up this mornin, blues hanging round my head.
    I heard the tax man knockin so I rolled right out of bed.
    "You owes me four thou Washingtons, so pay up right away!"
    I said "I owes you nuthin 'cuz I paid you yesterday!"

    I gots the tax man bloooze,,,, just as blue as I can beeee.
    'cuz if'n I don't pay the man he's acomin after meeee.

    "You bestest pay us now, my friend, 'cause we dun caught you cheatin!"
    My heart went thump. It formed a lump. I thought they had me beaten!
    I dug through files, receipts and stuff, and in the paper basket.
    I wore my pencil to a stub. That's about all I could ask it.

    I gots the tax man bloooze,,,, just as blue as I can beeee.
    'cuz if'n I don't pay the man he's acomin after meeee.

    Went down to IRS next day, and boy my knees was shakin!
    With a shoebox full of papers, my heart was really quakin.
    The tax man took a look at me, green eyeshade on his face.
    "I'll take a look at these, my friend, and adjudicate your case."

    I gots the tax man bloooze,,,, just as blue as I can beeee.
    'cuz if'n I don't pay the man he's acomin after meeee.

    He tapped and entered, subtracted and totaled.
    He lifted his eye shade and seemed to gloatel.
    Then smiling he said "You overpaid by a bunch.
    Now take your refund and go have lunch."

    I hads the tax man bloooze,,, just as blue as I could beeee,
    But ever since I saw the man I's as happy as can beeee.

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    Based on a real IRS experience
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    Hey!!! lets hear some more bloooze!!!
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    Default Re: I got the IRS Blues

    I got the IRS blues
    From my head down to my shoes
    Took my money for the rent
    Sent it to the Government
    Now I don't know what I'll do
    Got them ol' IRS Blues
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    Filed as self-employed, wrote "musician" on the line
    Felt so proud to do that, after all this time
    Waited for a check to come in the mail
    But instead I owed them hundreds or else I'd go to jail
    Tryin' again this year, it's my right to choose
    Hope I get the thumbs-up, and not the IRS Blues
    But that's just my opinion. I could be wrong. - Dennis Miller

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    My Wife and I filed our taxes
    Signed on the dotted line
    We are getting enough back
    To buy some dinner and wine
    But when I get home this evening
    I won't be singing the blues
    I'll be drinking Johnnie Walker
    and then taking a snooze
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    Default Re: I got the IRS Blues

    Great stuff here.

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    Default Re: I got the IRS Blues

    No new mando, taxman said I owe.
    They made a mistake 3 years ago.
    They goofed up, so I have to pay.
    We’re sorry for the inconvenience
    Is all they could say.
    For now I can kiss a new mando goodbye
    Thanks to the taxman all I can do is cry.
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