Ash Can Blues

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Ash Can Blues-Cliff Carlisle
GBDGBD tuning, lap-style slide
NOTE: Parenthetic comments are spoken and yodeling is given in phonetic approximations.)

Mama, if you want your ashes hauled, step right up in line
'Cause you can't get your ashes hauled, laggin' way behind
Yo-de-lay-dee-doh-doh-doh
Ee-yo-de-lay-ee, de-lay-ee-oh, de-lee-doh-ley-ee

I can see my mama standin' in my do'
I see my mama standin' in my do'
Said, "Daddy, since you stepped in, I ain't got no ashes no mo' (laughter)
Yo-de-lay-ee, de-lay-ee-oh, de-lee-doh-ley-ee

Said, I could haul her ashes better than any other man (Lawd, Lawd)
Said, I could haul her ashes better than any other man
Said, I could sow my seed any time in her ash can (laughter)
Yo-de-lay-ee, de-lay-ee-oh, de-lee-doh-ley-ee
(Spoken: Man, man, let's go to town)

My sweet mama done got her another man (sure have)
My sweet mama done got her another man
Got her another daddy, rootin' around in her ash can (sure do root)
Oh-de-lay-ee, ah-lee-ay-ee-oh-de-lee-de-lay-ee

She look like she gotta pumpkin, planted in her ash can (sure do)
She look like she gotta pumpkin, planted in her ash can
Said that I could sow my seed better than any other man (laughter)
Ah-yee-oh-lay-ee-oh, de-lay-ee-oh, de-lee-doh-lay-ee

The carried her to the jailhouse, behind the jailhouse walls
She cryin' for her daddy, can't get here ashes hauled (no sir, ha, ha)
Dee-yo-de-lay-ee, ay-ee-oh-lay-ee

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