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I'm Gonna Have My Fun (When I Get My Bonus)

This song is by Carl Martin and appears on the split compilation album Carolina Blues (1998) by Tennessee Chocolate Drops, Carl Martin and Brownie McGhee and on the compilation Ain't Times Hard: Political and Social Comment in the Blues (2008).

When I get my bonus, tell you what I'm gon' do
Get me another woman and quit foolin' 'round with you
You can't spend my money, 'cause you don't treat me right
Go out with your boyfriends, come in high as a kite
So when I get my bonus, I'm sure gon' have my fun
I'm just sitting here, waiting, waiting until my bonus comes

Just like I found you, baby, I can find someone else
That's why, baby, I'm gonna put you on the shelf
You've been spendin' my money and doin' the mess-around
So if you're planning on my bonus, that's the coldest stuff in town
Because when I get my bonus, I'm sure gon' have my fun
I'm just sitting here, waiting, waiting until my bonus comes

Now listen all you veteran soldiers, who live in this town
Let's take off our hats, thanks to Uncle Sam
Lots of you are crippled, yes, blind and can not see
But we came back home with the victory
So when I get my bonus, I'm sure gon' have my fun
I'm just sitting here, waiting, waiting until my bonus comes

Ain't gon drink no moonshine, nothin' but bottled in bond
Kick up my heels, pitch a boogie-woogie, boys, from sun 'til sun
Ain't had no good times, since 1929
Times have been so tight, couldn't save a lousy dime
So when I get my bonus, I'm sure gon' have my fun
I'm just sitting here, waiting, waiting until my bonus comes