13. Tar Paper Blues (Revisited)

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Michael Dyer
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Story

This song appeared earlier in my CD: Butterfly's Release. Since it is a blues song, I decided to include it here. It's in a different key here and has a different arrangement but the lyrics are the same.

Lyrics

TAR PAPER BLUES Michael Dyer © 2007 Got the blues, tar paper blues. No daylight hues to these blues, dark tar paper blues, Just pitch-black, midnight, no-light-in-sight, Tar paper blues. My baby done quit on me. She's gone an' split on me. My baby done quit on me. She's gone an' split. Thought we were twos, but love's gotta lose, Thought we were paired. Now she's nowhere. She jus' can't take no more, Bein' so poor. Racked my back liftin' stones, now I'm laid out on the floor. Racked my back an' my bones, now I'm laid out on the floor. So much I lack, 'cause I can't work no more. Floor's cold and hard, unforgivin' as sin. Floor's cold and hard, unforgivin' as sin. Door's cracked and barred, No way to be livin'. Roof's cavin' in, on my tar paper shack. Roof's cavin' in, on my tar paper shack. Cut me some slack. All I lack. Got no knack for livin'. Guess I ain't got no knack, For livin'. My baby done split. She's called it quits. I'm at my wits, wits end, with no money to spend. Can't even manage to sit. Gotta lie down an' take it. My playin' cards, I fold. My queen of hearts is cold. My furniture, sold, an' no one to hold. Got the blues, tar paper blues. No daylight hues to these blues, dark tar paper blues, Just pitch-black, midnight, no-light-in-sight, Tar paper blues.

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