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The Depression Blues

This song is by Leroy Carr and appears on the compilation album Leroy Carr Vol. 4 (1932-1934) (1992) and on the compilation Ain't Times Hard: Political and Social Comment in the Blues (2008).

Scrapper: Hello, Leroy
Leroy: Hello, Scrap
Scrapper: Boy, what's the matter with your clothes? Why you look raggeder 'n a barrel of kraut
You look like you might have a mind to run rabbits or somethin'. Why I've never seen you look like you do
Tell me this, just what is the matter with you?
Leroy: Boy, Depression's got me

The Depression's on, and it's really on bad
The Depression's on, and it's really on bad
Now Lord I can't have no good times I once have had

There have been times I have had plenty of dough
There have been times I have had plenty of dough
But the rent man done told me I couldn't stay here no more

Ooh ooh ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh ooh ooh
The Depression's on me and I don't know what to do

So this is all I have to say, I'll be on my way
So this is all I have to say, I'll be on my way
But I hope this Depression will get over and things will come my way

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