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Insect Blues

This song is by Smoky Babe and appears on the album Hottest Brand Goin' (1963).

Boll weevil knocked down all my cotton, whoa peoples, I didn't even make no corn
Boll weevil knocked down all my cotton, peoples, I just didn't make no corn
Lord, I say my little family an' my wife just could not get along

I say the worms cut my greens, we had all in search that year
I say the worms cut down my greens, we had all trouble that year
Well, I say me and my wife and family, you know, we's all here

Well, we gotta do better, we gotta do better, peoples, I know
We gotta do better, we gotta do things better, people, I know
Well, I don't want my wife and family goin' on driftin' from do' to do'

Well, I say now that's all right, things be better, Lord, after a while
I say, it's all right, people, things be better after a while
Say, my wife, she in good health, but I got one little poor little afflicted child

I didn't raise no cotton, I didn't raise no corn
I didn't raise no cotton, I did not raise no corn
It must have been one o' them ole bad crop years, 'cause the boll weevil did come along

You know, I'm talkin' about work now, woh people, that sho' is hard
I'm talkin' about work now, peoples, you know, now it sho' is hard
I was tryin' to raise my little family, woh man, somethin' got me barred

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