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Sonny Boy Williamson I – Collector Man Blues lyrics

Collector Man Blues Track #10 3:18
Sonny Boy Williamson I (John Lee)
(John Lee Williamson)
Sonny Boy Williamson I - vocals & harmonica
(possibly Robert Lee McCoy - guitar)
Henry Townsend - guitar, unk. piano
Recorded Nov 11,1937 Leland Hotel
Album: Bluebird Recordings 1937-1938

Sonny Boy - spoken:

Who is that knockin' on that do'?
I believe that, that's collector man
Man, go tell him I ain't got a dime, t'day
Tell him I ain't made a penny all this week
Tell him I'm just as broke as I can be
Or just knock 'em down
Tell him but I have some money, sometime.

Sonny Boy - sings:

Now go open the door
Here come that collector man
Go open the door
Here come that collector man
Well, you can tell him I say, 'Come back tomorrow
Because Sonny Boy, ain't got a doggone thing'.

Tell him that I ain't got no money
Now, he know how times is now day
Tell him that I ain't got no money
And he know how times is now day
Well, this elevator man ain't got no money
Can't hardly find any place to stay

Tell him but someday, I'll have some money
Now, I want ev'rybody to watch and see
Tell him someday I'll have some money
I want ev'rybody to watch and see
Well now, tell him that it's hard to keep down
You know, a real good man like me

Tell him, I know I'm down, now
Now, but I won't be down, alway
Tell him that I'm down, now
But I won't be down, alway
Well now, you can tell 'em watch an see
Don't Sonny Boy, get some money
Ooh Lord, knows some of these days.


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