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Tell It to the Judge Part 2

This song is by Funny Papa Smith, features Dessa Foster and appears on the compilation album The Original Howling Wolf, 1930-1931 (1972).

spoken:
Dessa: Good mornin' judge, how do you feel this mornin'?
FPS: Why hello there Betty, why here you come back up here again, didn't ya
Dessa: No judge, I didn't come, they brought me here
FPS: I'm sorry Betty

They got you charged with handlin' liquor, tell me what is your plea?
They got you charged with handlin' liquor, now, Betty, tell me what is your plea?
You know I've been givin' you many breaks but the breaks this mornin' belong to me

I'm guilty kind old judge, please, treat me nice and kind
Spoken: yeah, 200 and costs
I'm guilty kind old judge, please, treat me nice and kind
Spoken: I did that Betty already
For I'll send home and try my best to get money to pay my fine

Well you's a pretty good woman and livin' in a nice neighborhood
Spoken: Thank you, judge
I know you's a pretty good woman, Betty and you live in a mighty nice neighborhood
But I think 100 and costs and 30 days in the Bridewell will do you good
Spoken: Oh, me

I never seen a judge as mean as you before
I never seen a judge as mean as you before
Sendin' me, a poor woman, and lettin' everybody else go
Spoken: Well, I had a right to let them go, Betty

Don't get back at me Betty, 'cause I'm liable to change my mind
Don't get back at me Betty, 'cause I'm liable to change my mind
And change your sentence from the Bridewell's, send you to the pen for 99

You can do as you please, 30 days won't make me cry
You can do as you please, 30 days won't make me cry
Spoken: I didn't think it would make you cry, Betty
When I come back I'm gonna gamble and sell moonshine all my life
Spoken: Well, you'll have a break, Betty