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gribbon:
I have been listening to this song for a long time now, but I still can't make out all the lyrics. This is how far I got:


Sittin’ on a million
Sittin’ on it every day
Can’t make no money givin’ your
stuff away
Why don’t you do now
like the millionaires do?
Put your stuff on the market
And make a million too

? ? ? ? that woman
? ? ? ? ? ?
She’s trickin’ money for you, every-
where she land (?)
Why don’t you do now
like the millionaires do?
Put your stuff on the market
And make a million too

? ? ? ? a good-lookin’ ? ? ? ?
She lives down by the jail
? ? ? ? she got
her stuff for sale
Why don’t you do now
like the millionaires do?
Put your stuff on the market
And make a million too


Would be very grateful if someone could help me fill in the blanks.
I realize that this song is not exacly blues, but I guess that at least some of ou are familiar with it.

Cleoma:
Anybody got the words?  What is he singing in the bridge:
"If we should accidentally get too high to go home,
I've got an extra dollar, to buy a ......"

Thanks,
Suzy T.

uncle bud:
The second time around for the bridge it sounds like "I've got an extra dollar to rent a [park it] room". First time round the last word sounds more like "tune". Hard to say!

Bunker Hill:

--- Quote from: uncle bud on October 20, 2006, 07:19:20 AM ---The second time around for the bridge it sounds like "I've got an extra dollar to rent a [park it] room". First time round the last word sounds more like "tune". Hard to say!
--- End quote ---
Seesh, hard to say indeed. FWIW I think I'm hearing:

If we should accidentally get too high to go home,
I've got an extra dollar, to rent 'partment room

but not really convinced

GhostRider:
Hi all:

Tim Williams does this one. I asked him about it and here's his reply

"Alex : As near as I can make out, and what I sing, is : "I've got an extra dollar to buy us all some 'pone." 

Corn pone, and it's much more delectable cousin made from sweet potatoe, is a starchy sweet side-dish or dessert from the southern states whose properties as a "hang-over food" are widely
regarded. 

Tim "

Alex

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