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Lyrics by: Tom T. Hall
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8 Apr '70 Country

Lyrics

Well I met the man in Montgomery, Alabama I was waiting on a bus and he was shining shoes And I heard him say:


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I'm a shoeshine man Number one in the land Shoeshine man- Make you shine where you stand Leave me a tip if you can I'm a shoeshine man Well I can sing, I can dance I can play the harmonica too I got a brand new thing called the Southside Montgomery Blues You better stick around and watch me, Cause I'm an entertaining fool I'm a shoeshine man Number one in the land Shoeshine man- Make you shine where you stand Leave me a tip if you can I'm a shoeshine man Well I learned my trade from that rag poppin' daddy of mine Shined a pair of alligators, made a hundred dollar bill one time Says when that meat gets scarce, He'd shine two or three pairs for a dime I'm a shoeshine man Number one in the land Shoeshine man- Make you shine where you stand Leave me a tip if you can I'm a shoeshine man I had a girl who helped me She had a lot of hoochie coochie ways She was bumpin' and grindin' Paid that girl a dollar a day But she was shy on age and the law come and took her away I'm a shoeshine man Number one in the land Shoeshine man- Make you shine where you stand Leave me a tip if you can I'm a shoeshine man

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