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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

CHORUS:
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
(chorus)

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



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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