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​Big Boss Man

This song is by Mance Lipscomb and appears on the compilation album Texas Sharecropper & Songster (1960) and on the compilation album Texas Blues Guitar (1994).

I got a big boss man, just won't treat me right
Works me hard all day, lord, I can't sleep at night

He's standing on his turnrow, with his pistol in his hand
He done whooped that woman, goin' to kill that man
'Cause he's a big boss man, just won't treat me right
Works me hard all day, I can't sleep at night

I told my wife last night, just pack up our things and go
I ain't gonna work for that, mean boss man no more
'Cause he's a mean boss man, knows me when he hear's me call
Well you ain't so big, you just tall that's all

Standin' on the corner, with his hat on his head
Gets mad when you can't, underrstand what he said
'Cause he's a mean boss man, just won't treat me right
Works me hard all day, I can't sleep at night

Next boss I git, gonna do right to me
When I go to him, he gonna let me be
'Cause he's a mean boss man, just won't treat me right
Works me hard all day long people, I can't sleep at night

Well you ain't so big, You Just tall that's all

Next boss man I work for, He got to treat me right
He can work me all day, and let me sleep at night
'Cause he's a, big boss man, don't you hear me call
You ain't so big, you just tall that's all