Three Ball Blues

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Three Ball Blues-Blind Boy Fuller
Blind Boy Fuller, vocal and guitar in A position, standard tuning, Sonny Terry, harmonica

I been walkin' down the street, heared somebody called me and I couldn't stop
Yeah, I been walking' down the street, heared somebody called me and I couldn't stop
Yeah, I was broke and I was hungry, on my way to the pawnshop

Says I went to the pawnshop, Great God, with my shoes in my hand
Says, I went to the pawnshop, Great God, my shoes in my hand
Said, "Give me a loan, mister pawnshop man, and help me if you can."

Says I called up in Burlington, asked my boss man to help me, if he please
Says, I called up in Burlington, want my boss man to help me, if he please
Say, "Please hurry up and do something, Great God, I'm 'bout to freeze."

He wrote me and told me, just as sure as one and two is three
Yeah, he wrote me and told me, sure as one and two is three
Yeah, that pawnshop's someday, Great God, it's gonna burn down on poor me

Says, I'm about to lose my home, I've gone and lost my car
Yeah, I'm about to lose my home, I've gone and lost my car
Yeah, I'm goin' down to the pawnshop, see, can I pawn my guitar

Says, I asked that pawnshop man, "What them three balls doin', hangin' on that wall?"
Yeah, I asked that pawnshop man, "What them three balls doin' hangin' on that wall"
Says, "It's two to one, buddy, you don't get your things back out of here at all."

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