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He's in the Ring (Doing the Same Old Thing)

This song is by Memphis Minnie and appears…

Hey, y'all peoples going out tonight, let's go and see Joe Louis fight
And if you ain't got no money, try to go tomorrow night
'Cause he in the ring doing the same old thing

Well, he even carries a mean left (you know he do) and he carry a mean right
And if he hit you with either one, send the charge from a dynamite
He in the ring, boys, doing the same old thing

I'm a-tell all of you prize fighters, don't play Joe for no fool
After he hits you with that left duke, same as a kick from a Texas mule
He in the ring, boys, doing the same old thing

Joe Louis is a two-fist fighter and he stands six feet tall
And the bigger they come, he says, the harder they fall
He's in the ring, oh, doing the same old thing (I'd chance my money with him)

Boys, I only had ten-hundred dollars and I laid up on my shelf
I bet everybody past my house, in one round, Joe would knock him out
He in the ring, mmm, doing the same old thing

I wouldn't even pay my house rent, I wouldn't buy me nothing to eat
Joe Louis says, "Take a chance with me, I'm gonna put shoes on your feet"
Joe in the ring, he's still fighting, doing the same old thing