Traditional & Folk Songs with lyrics, midis & Mp3
No Job Blues

Home Main Menu | Song+Midis |A B1 B2 B3 B4 C1 C2 C3 D1 D2 E F G H I J K L1 L2 M N O P Q R S1 S2 S3 S4 T U V W1 W2 XYZ Search Voucher Codes



Share page  Visit Us On FB


No Job Blues

Download Midi Download MP3
No Job Blues
(Ramblin' Thomas?)

I been walkin'all day and all night, too,
I been walkin'all day and all night, too,
'Cause my meal ticket woman have quit me
An'I can't find no work to do.

I was pickin'up the newspaper an' I was lookin'in it for ads,
I was pickin'up the newspaper an' I was lookin'in it for ads,
And the policeman come along and he arrested me for a vag.

Talks:
Now, boys, you oughta see me in my black an' white suit.
It won't do.

I said, "Judge, what may be my fine ? "
Lawd, I asked the judge, "Judge, what may be my fine ?"
He says, "Git you a pick and shovel and git thee down in mind."*
I'm a poor vag pris'ner,  workin' in the ice and snow,
I'm a poor vag pris'ner,  workin' in the ice and snow,
I got to get me a meal ticket woman so I won't have to work no mo'.

*possibly "down in the mine" See ROLDWNLN, etc.
From Hard Hitting Songs, Guthrie et al
Recordrd by Ramblin' Thomas on Paramount 12609-A
Download the song in PDF format Download the song in RTF format for editing etc.







E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III