When I Been Drinking

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Big Bill Broonzy

Big Bill Broonzy (June 26, 1903 – August 15, 1958) was a prolific American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. His career began in the 1920s when he played country blues to mostly black audiences. Through the ‘30s and ‘40s he successfully navigated a transition in style to a more urban blues sound popular with working class Black audiences. In the 1950s a return to his traditional folk-blues roots made him one of the leading figures of the emerging American folk music revival and an international star. His long and varied career marks him as one of the key figures in the development of blues music in the 20th century. more »

I don't need no money, I've got lucky oil on my hands
I don't need no woman's voice, always raisin' sand
When I been drinking, yeah, when I been drinking
Now, when I come home, baby, please let me lay down and rest

I'm looking for a woman that ain't never been kissed
Maybe, we can get along and I won't have to use my fist
When I been drinking, yeah, when I been drinking
Now, when I come home, baby, please let me lay down and rest

I want a job to go to work at twelve, get off at one
Have an hour for dinner, boys and my day's work be done
When I been drinking, yeah, when I been drinking
Now, when I come home, baby, please let me lay down and rest

I want somebody to pet me an' feed me in the bed
Talk baby, talk to me girl, when you go to comb my hair
When I been drinking, yeah, when I been drinking
Now when I come home, baby, please let me lay down and rest

I want to be taken out of the bed, baby, put in a wheel chair
Roll me anywhere now, baby, Big Bill won't care, girl
When he been drinking, yeah, when I been drinking
Now when I come home, baby, please let me lay down and rest

Written by: WILLIAM LEE CONLEY BROONZY

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When I Been Drinking