Bottoms Blues

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Bottoms Blues - Texas Alexander
Buster Pickens, piano and Leon Benton, electric guitar, accompanists

Take me out of this bottom, 'fore the high water rise
Take me out of this bottom, people, before the high water rise
You know I ain't no Christian man and I don't want to be baptized

I went to church this morning, and they called on me to pray
I went to church this morning, Lord, they called on me to pray
I fell down on my knees and forgot just what to say

I cried, "Lord, my Father, Lord, our kingdom come"
"Lord, my Father, Father, Lord, our kingdom come"
"If you got any womens in Heaven, will you please, sir, save me one?"

Dear God, I never been to Heaven, but a black man sure been told
Lord, I never been to Heaven, black man sure been told
They got women up there, they got their mouths crammed full of gold

I want to build me a Heaven, Lord, a kingdom of my own
Build me a Heaven, Lord, a kingdom of my own
So all these brownskin women can cluster around my throne

You know a married woman, married woman, is the best woman ever been born
I say a married woman is the best woman ever born
Only trouble I have, tryin' to keep my woman at home

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