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Somebody loan me a dime,
I need to call my old time, used to be.
Somebody loan me a dime,
Mmm, I need to call my old time, used to be.
Oooo, little girl's been gone so long,
You know it's worryin me.
Hey, it's worryin, worryin me.

I know she's a good girl,
But, at that time I just didn't understand.
I know she's a good girl,
But, at that time I just didn't understand.
Oh, you know I didn't.
Somebody loan me a dime,
You know I need, I need a helpin hand.
Somebody.

Yeah, she's a good girl,
But, at that time I just didn't understand.
Oooo, I know she's a good girl,
But, at that time I just could not understand.
Whoa, no.
Somebody better loan me that dime,
To ease my worried mind.
Whoo.

Now, I cried, just cried,
Just like a baby, all night long.
Ooo, you know I cried, just cried,
Just like a baby, all night long.
Whooo, somebody better loan me that dime,
I need my baby, I need my baby here at home.
Oooo, yeah.



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    UnregisteredApr 17, 2014 at 2:13 am
    I saw Boz last night (16 April 2014) in Melbourne, Australia. He closed the show with an incredible version of this song. It appears to me that the guy split with his girlfriend (and now despairs that they are no longer together). A common theme but like all great songs, it says so much with just a few lines. Boz's plaintive voice conveys the agony completely.
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    wally23Apr 27, 2011 at 4:43 pm
    Released on Boz Scaggs eponymous 1969 album, the Fenton Robinson song " loan me a Dime " has become a blues standard. Pairing the hauntingly beautiful frerwork of Duane Allman Of the Allman Brothers Band, and the slightly gritty low down vocal of Boz Scaggs. The meaning is unmistakeable. ( a phone call used to cost a dime )

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