Levee Camp Man Blues

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Levee Camp Man Blues-Gene Campbell
C position, standard tuning

These contractors, they are getting so slack
These contractors, they are getting so slack
They'll pay you half of your money, and hold the other half back

There ain't but two men that gets paid off
There ain't but two men that gets paid off
That's the commissary clerk and the walkin' boss

I see somebody comin' down to the water trough
I see somebody comin' dow to the water trough
I know it ain't the contractor, it's that doggone walkin' boss

A levee camp mule, and a levee camp man
A levee camp mule, and a levee camp man
They work side by side, and it sure is man for man

A levee camp man ain't got but two legs, you know
A levee camp man ain't got but two legs, you know
But he puts in the same hours that a mule do on four

I wouldn't drive no four-mule team
I wouldn't drive no four-mule team
For no doggone contractor I ever seen

Men on the levee, holl'in', "Whoa" and "Gee"
Men on the levee, holl'in', "Whoa" and "Gee"
And them women on the levee camp holl'in', "Who wants me?"


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