Beat-Up Team

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Beat-Up Team-Otis Spann
Otis Spann, vocal and piano in E, Robert Lockwood, Jr., guitar in E position, standard tuning

SOLO

Know the blues ain’t nothin’, but a botheration on your mind
You know the blues ain’t nothin’, but a botheration on your mind
When you think your woman is gone, your woman there with you all the time

I used to pick a whole lotta cotton, baby, peoples, and I used to pull a whole lotta corn
You know I used to pick a whole lotta cotton, people, and I used to pull a whole lotta corn
I used try to tell the city boy what to do, but look like to me he just couldn't learn

Ain't it wonderful to know what to do, special when you at home?
Ain't it wonderful to know what to do, special when you at home?
That's why I was raised up workin', Lord, now out there on Mister Mister Charley's Farm

I couldn't go to town 'til Saturday, peoples, I couldn't even spend my dough
I couldn't even go to town 'til it was Saturday, peoples, I couldn't even spend my gold
You know I would even got scared now, I was scared to go from door to door (Spoken: Well all right!)

PIANO SOLO

Well, when I wasn't driving tractor, baby, I had me a old beat-up team
You know when I wasn't driving tractor, you know I had me a old beat-up team
You know I was down in Mississippi, and people, you know just what I mean

The work wasn't so hard, but my boss was so doggone mean
You know the work wasn’t hard, but my boss was so doggone mean
But I had two pretty horses, Lord, two of the ones that you ever seen (Watch out, Brother Robert!)

GUITAR SOLO

You know when you see me laughin', I'm laughin' just to keep from cryin’
When you see me laughin', you know I'm laughin' just to keep from cryin’
You know I done worked so hard, I can't get it off of my mind

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