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​Council Spur Blues

This song is by Robert Curtis Smith.

Somebody help me get away from Council Spur
Somebody help me get away from Council Spur
That's kinda my little headquarters, and it's not too far

The man that run it, he is awful mean
Yeah, that man who run it, he is awful mean
And his name is Mr. Walker, the meanest man I ever seen

One day it rained, I was playin' my guitar
One day it rained, I was playin' my guitar
You know, Mr. Walker wanted to shoot me, settin' right there, where I was

I had a white friend stand between me and him
I had a white friend stand between me and him
You know, I didn't want to be bothered, didn't want to be shot by them

You know, it mean, I don't know what to do
Yes, he's mean, so mean I don't know what to do
Yes, if I could make me enough money, yes, I would leave there too

You ask for money, he'll give you a order to the store
You ask for money, he'll give you a order to the store
Then, if you eat that up 'fore the week is out, man, you don't get no more

You think that's bad, we're workin' for thirty cents an hour
You think that's bad, a-workin' for thirty cents an hour
You stick around awhile, and let me tell you 'bout Mr. Roy Flauver

Mr. Roy Flauver don't pay but two dollars a day
Mr. Roy Flauver don't pay but two dollars a day
Yes, and once you are there, he dare you to leave away

Mr. Roy Flauver, in the wintertime, he's got a habit
Mr. Roy Flauver, in the wintertime, he has a habit
When you go to him for food, he'll tell you to catch some rabbit

There's a peg-leg man, went to Mr. Roy Flauver one day
Yeah, that was bad, the way Mr. Flauvers turn him away
He say, "What I'm gonna do?", Mr. Flauvers says, "And pay me right, is too"

You know, I'm goin', if I ever get a chance
Yes, I'm goin', if I ever get a chance
'Cause I don't get but three dollars a day, choppin' all that doggone grass