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​It's All Worn Out

This song is by The Hokum Boys.

I had an overcoat, I bought it brand new
It looked so good, I didn't know what to do
Now it's all worn out
Now it's all worn out, Sure as you're born
Can't nobody use it, 'cause it's all worn out

Old Aunt Jane, she's got a sad tale to tell
She can't sell what she used to sell
'Cause it's all worn out
'Cause it's all worn out, Sure as you're born
Can't nobody use it, 'cause it's all worn out

Old Uncle Jim, he's got a load on his mind
Soon he's gonna leave this old world behind
'Cause he's all worn out
'Cause he's all worn out, Sure as you're born
Can't nobody use him, 'cause he's all worn out

He went to the doctor with his head in his hands
The doctor said, "I'm gonna give you monkey glands
'Cause you're all worn out
'Cause you're all worn out, Sure as you're born
Can't nobody use you, 'cause you're all worn out"

He drank so much whiskey, his stomach was all raw
He takes his food and liquids through a long, long straw
'Cause he's all worn out
'Cause he's all worn out, Sure as you're born
He can't eat nothin', 'cause he's all worn out

Katy did the shimmy till her feet begin to drag
She just wouldn't stop till she was limber as a rag
Now she's all worn out
Oh, she's all worn out, Sure as you're born
She had to stop doin' it, 'cause she is all worn out

Jim took a load of whiskey in a broken down Ford
He got up to a hill and couldn't pull the load
'Cause it's all worn out
'Cause it's all worn out, Sure as you're born
Broke up all the whiskey, 'cause it's all worn out

Prohibition agents smelled it, came runnin' ahead
They started whippin' his head till he was nearly dead
Now he's all worn out
He was all worn out, Sure as you're born
Now he's in the jailhouse, 'cause he's all worn out

Recorded:

27 June 1929; Richmond, IN

Musicians:

  • Alex Robinson: vocals, guitar
  • Alex Hill: vocals, piano
  • Dan Roberts: vocals, guitar