Serves 'Em Fine

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Serves 'Em Fine-David McCarn, w/Howard Long (Dave and Howard)
Guitar, G position in standard tuning w/harmonica on rack, Howard Long, kazoo and back-up vocal

Now, people in the year nineteen and twenty
The mills ran good, everybody had plenty
Lots of people with a good free will
Sold their homes and moved to a mill
"We'll have lots of money", they said,
But everyone got hell instead
It was fun in the mountains, a-rollin' logs
But now when the whistle blows we run like dogs
REFRAIN: It suits us people, serves us fine
For thinking that a mill was a darn gold mine

Now in the year nineteen and twenty-five
The mills all stood but we're still alive
People kept coming when the weather was fine
Just like they were going to a big gold mine
As time passed on, their money did too
Everyone began to feel kind of blue
"If we had any sense up in our dome
We'd still be living in our mountain home."
REFRAIN: It suits us people and it serves us fine
For thinking that a mill was a darn gold mine

Now in the year nineteen and thirty
They don't pay nothin' and they do us dirty
When we do manage to get ahead
It seems like all of the mills go dead
We're always in the hole, gettin' deeper every day
If we ever get even it'll be Judgement Day
There's no use to colic, there's no use to shirk
For there's more people loafing than there are at work
REFRAIN: It suits us people and it serves us fine
For thinking that a mill was a darn gold mine

Now all you mountaineers that's listened to me
Take off your hats and shout "Whoopee!"
I'm going back home to the Land of the Sky
Where they all drink moonshine and never do die
I'll take my dogs while the moon shine bright
Hunt coon and possum the whole darn night
If you can't get the money to move away
It's too bad, folks, you'll have to stay
REFRAIN: It suits you people, serves you fine
For thinking that a mill was a darn gold mine

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