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​What a Time

This song is by Jim Jackson and appears on the album Jim Jackson Vol. 2 (1928-1930) (1992).

Sayin', what a time, what a time
What a time, what a time
What a time, talkin' with angels
What a time
Sayin', what a time
What a time
What a time, talkin' with angels
What a time

There tain't no need of me workin' hard
I got a girl in the white folks' yard
Brings me chicken and she brings me pie
I get some of everything the white folks buy
Ain't that a time, what a time
Oh, what a time, what a time
What a time, talkin' with angels
What a time
Sayin', what a time
What a time
What a time, talkin' with angels
What a time

Tain't no need of me workin' hard
I had another girl in the white folks' yard
Bring me chicken and she bring me ham
If she don't bring nothin', I don't give a
Oh, what a time, what a time
What a time, what a time
What a time, talkin' with angels
What a time
Sayin', what a time
What a time
What a time, talkin' with angels
What a time

I crawled in the henhouse on my knees
Thought I heard a Shanghai sneeze
Wasn't but a rooster sayin' his prayers
Givin' out hymns to the hens upstairs
Ain't that a time, what a time
Oh, what a time, what a time
What a time, talkin' with angels
What a time
Sayin', what a time
What a time
What a time, talkin' with angels
What a time

There stand a man, right over there
With a blue coat on and looks pretty fair
Got his collar all 'round his th'oat
I said he smells like a billy goat
Ain't that a time, ain't it a time
Oh, what a time, what a time
What a time, talkin' with angels
What a time
Sayin', what a time
What a time
What a time, talkin' with angels
What a time

Me and my girl had a falling out
Goin' to tell you what the fuss was about
That's the truth and it's a natural fact
She wanted me to work on the railroad tracks
Wasn't that a time, what a time
What a time, what a time
What a time, talkin' with angels
What a time
Sayin', what a time
What a time
What a time, talkin' with angels
What a time

I went down the cellar, t' get a glass of cider
There was a bedbug, playin' with a spider
Spider and the bedbug got in a tussle
Spider kicked the stuffin' out of the bedbug's bustle
Ain't that a time
Oh, what a time
Oh, what a time, talkin' with angels
What a time