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Paul Lyr Req: Take Out Some Insurance on Me (Jimmy Reed (6) RE: Take Out some Insurance On Me - Jimmy Reed 21 Apr 99

If you leave me baby
And say you won't be back
That would be the end of me
'Cause I'd have a heart attack

You'd better get some insurance on me baby
Take out some insurance on me baby
'Cause if you ever ever say goodbye
I'm gonna haul right off and die

Darling I will love you
As long as I got breath
If we should part I know sweetheart
It would worry me to death

You know I love you baby
Like I love myself
I couldn't live if you should give
All your love to someone else

I haven't heard it in a long time, but I'm pretty sure that's it. It's a typical three-chord song, but not in Jimmy's usual 12-bar pattern. As with all of his songs, it's either in the key of E or A (I think he only owned an A harmonica). This song is on almost every Greatest Hits album of his.

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