Ballad Of Curtis Lowe

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Well I used to wake the mornin 
Befor the rooster crowed 
Searchin for soda bottles to get my self some dough
Brought em down to the corner
Down to the country store 
Cash em in and give my money to a man named Curtis Lowe 
Old Curt was a black man with white curly hair 
When he had a fifth of wine he didnot have a care 
He used to own and old dobro used to play across his knee
I'd give old Curt my money he play all day for me

Play me a song Curtis Lowe Curtis Lowe 
Well I got your drinkin money tune up your dobro 
People said he was useless them people all were fools 
'Cause Curtis Lowe was the finest picker to ever play the blues

He looked to be 60 maybe I was 10 
Momma used to whoop me 
But I'd go see him again 
I'd clap my hands, stomp my feet tryin to keep in time 
Well he'd play me a song or 2 then take another drink of wine 

Play me a song Curtis Lowe Curtis Lowe
Well I got your drinkin money tune up your dobro
People said he was useless but them people all were fools 
'Cause Curtis Lowe was the finest picker to ever play the blues 

On the day old Curtis died nobody came to pray 
Old preacher said some words
They chucked him in the clay 
Well he lived a lifetime playin the black mans blues 
And on the day he lost his life that's all he had to lose 

Play me a song Curtie Lowe Curtis Lowe
I wish that you was here so everyone would know
People said he was useless but them people all were fools 
'Cause Curtis your finest picker to ever play the blues

Written by: ALLEN COLLINS, RONNIE VAN ZANT

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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