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Joe Louis Blues

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.

Now, listen all you prizefighters who don't want to meet defeat
Listen all you prizefighters who don't want to meet defeat
Take a tip from me, stay off Joe Louis's beat

Now, he's won all his fights, twenty-three or four
And left twenty of his opponents lying on the floor
They all tried to win, but the task was too hard
When he laid that hambone up against them boys
Listen all you prizefighters, don't play him too cheap
If he lands with either hand he'll sure put you to sleep

Spoken: He's a real fighter, I bet on him, He knows just what to do, I'm talking to you

Now, he packs that might in his left, he carries a punishin' right
Either one will make you groggy or as high as a kite
He charges his opponents from the beginning of the gong
He batters them into submission, then they all sing a song
I bet on the Brown Bomber, boy, he knows his stuff
And lays it on his opponents until they-ey (falsetto) get enough

Now, he's a natural-born fighter who'd like to fight them all
"The bigger they come,", he said, "the harder they fall"
That terrific left, boys, is all he needs
But that six-inch right come with lightning speed
Listen all you prizefighters, don't play him too cheap
Take a tip from me, stay off Joe Louis's beat

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