Providence Help The Poor People

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Providence Help The Poor People-Big Joe Williams
Spanish tuning

Well, the Providence helpin' the poor people, Lord those could not help theirselves
Well, the Providence helpin' the poor people, those could not help theirselves, boy,
They give 'em all a meal a day, boys, then they help someone else

I went to the office this mornin', 'bout a-half past four,
Heard Mr. Roosevelt say they wasn't gonna help no more,
REFRAIN: Told them, "No, Providence, it ain't gonna help no more."
Well, well, it may be tomorrow, hoo-hoo, Lord, I don't really know

Well, Mr. Roosevelt told me ain't gonna be no hard times no more,
He gonna let the poor people go any place they wants to go
REFRAIN: I told him, "Yes, Providence, it ain't gonna help no more."
Well, well, it may be tomorrow, hoo, Lord, I won't be back no more

I got up this mornin', 'bout a-half past eight,
Started down Pine Street, boy, to get my meal ticket straight
REFRAIN: They told me, "No, Providence, it ain't gonna help no more."
Well, well, it may be tomorrow, hoo, Lord, might dust my bed to go

Well, it's some has a shovel, some has a spade,
You know, the Providence will give me and my babe a place to stay
REFRAIN: And I told them, no, he wasn't gonna help you no more.
Well, well, it may be tomorrow, hoo, Lord, I don't really know

SOLO

Well the rooster told the hen, the hen, "Go lay."
She told him, "No, the Providence, give me a place to stay."
REFRAIN: She told him, no, she don't have to lay no more.
Well, well, it may be tomorrow, hoo, Lord, I won't be back here at all

I aksed my woman this mornin' could I fill her place
She said, "No, Joe, the Providence give me a place to stay."
REFRAIN: She told me, no, Lord, I could not fill her place.
Lord, I believe I'll get up in the mornin', hoo, Lord, I believe I'll leave this place

Every mornin' the clock be strikin' eight
That's when I go down to Providence, boy, and I can't get my business straight
REFRAIN: They told me, no, they wasn't gonna help me no more

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