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Lyrics by: John Lee Hooker
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Wanna tell you a story About the house rent blues I come home one Friday Had to tell the landlady I done lost my job She said that don't confront me Long as I get my money next Friday Now next Friday come I didn't get the rent And out the door I went So I goes to the landlady I said, you let me slide I'll have the rent for you tomorrow the next day, I don't know So she let me slide it on you know, people I notice when I come home in the evening She ain't got nothing nice to say to me But for five year she was so nice Lord, she was lovey dovey I come home one particular evening The landlady said you got the rent money yet I said, no, can't find no job Therefore, I ain't got no money to pay the rent She said, I don't believe you're trying to find no job Said, I seen you today you was standing on a corner Leaning up against a post I said, but I'm tired I've been walking all day She said, that don't confront me Long as I get my money next Friday Now next Friday come I didn't have the rent And out the door I went


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So I go down the streets Down to my good friend's house I said, look, man I'm outdoors, you know Can I stay with you maybe a couple days? He said, uh let me go ask my wife He come out of the house I could see it in his face I know that it was no He said, I don't know, man ah, she kinda funny, you know I said, I know, everybody funny Now you funny too So I go back home I tell the landlady I got a job I'm gonna pay the rent She said, yeah I said, oh, yeah And then she was so nice Lord, she was lovey dovey So I go in my room Pack up my things and I go I slip on out the back door And down the streets I go She a-hollering about the front rent She'll be lucky to get any back rent She ain't gonna get none of it So I stop in the local bar you know, people I go to the bar, I wring my coat I call the bartender Said, look man, come down here He got down there So what you want One bourbon, one scotch, one beer Well, I ain't seen my baby since I don't know when I've been drinking bourbon whiskey, scotch and gin Gonna get high, man I'm gonna get loose Need me a triple shot of that juice Gonna get drunk don't you have no fear I want one bourbon, one scotch and one beer One bourbon, one scotch, one beer But I'm sitting now at the bar I'm getting drunk, I'm feeling mellow I'm drinking bourbon, I'm drinkin' scotch, I'm drinking beer Looked down the bar Here come the bartender I said, look, man, come down here So what you want One bourbon, one scotch, one beer No, I ain't seen my baby since the night before last Gotta get a drink, man I'm gonna get gassed Gonna get high, man I ain't had enough Need me a triple shot of that stuff Gonna get drunk won't you listen right here I want one bourbon one shot and one beer One bourbon, one scotch, one beer Well all right Scratch my back, baby Now by this time I'm plenty high You know when your mouth a-getting dry You're plenty high Looked down the bar I say to my bartender I said, look man, come down here He got down there So what you want this time I said, look, man A-what time is it He said, the clock on the wall say three o'clock Last call for alcohol So what you need One bourbon, one scotch, one beer No, I ain't seen my baby since a nigh on a week Gotta get drunk, man so I can't even speak Gonna get high, man, listen to me One drink ain't enough, Jack you better make it three I wanna get drunk I'm gonna make it real clear I want one bourbon, one scotch and one beer One bourbon, one scotch and one beer

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