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Betty and Dupree

This song is by Buddy Moss and appears on the album Rediscovery (1970).

Betty told Dupree she wanted a diamond ring
Betty dold Dupree she wanted a diamond ring
Well, Dupree told Betty, "You can get 'most anything"

Yes, he went downtown, and he robbed a jewelry store
He went downtown and he robbed a jewelry store
He said, "Now, I got myself in trouble, and I can't go home no more"

Yes, he grabbed a taxi and he went to Tennessee
He grabbed a taxi and he went to Tennessee
And when they arrested poor Dupree, oh Lord, "What in the world gonna come of me?"

He says, "Whiskey I crave. Bring flowers to my grave"
He says, "Whiskey I crave. Bring flowers to my grave
Well now, Betty, I want you to remember, poor Dupree have been your slave"

He said, "Give Mama my clothes, give Betty my diamond ring
Give baby my clothes, my Mama my diamond ring"
He said, "Tomorrow is Friday, that's the day that I'm going to swing"

Well, Betty brought Dupree coffee, yes, she brought him tea
Yes, she brought him coffee, yes, she brought him tea
Well, she brought Dupree everything, but that old jailhouse key

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