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gargoyle Lyr/Chords Req: Don't It Make You Want To Go Home (16) Lyr Add: BUSTED (Harlan Howard, from Johnny Cash) 04 May 99


How about: BUSTED by Harlan Howard?

Nice, simple rolling C-G7-F 6/8 song with a slight skip/kick at the end of the phrases.

BUSTED
Words and music by Harlan Howard
As recorded by Johnny Cash on "Blood, Sweat and Tears" (1963)

My bills are all due and the babies need shoes, but I'm busted.
Cotton is down to a quarter a pound and I'm busted.
I got a cow that went dry and a hen that won't lay,
A big stack of bills that get bigger each day.
The county will haul my belongin's away; I'm busted.

I went to my brother to ask for a loan; I was busted.
I hate to beg like a dog for a bone, but I'm busted.
My brother said: "There ain't a thing I can do.
My wife and my kids are all down with the flu,
And I was just thinkin' of callin' on you; I'm busted."

Lord, I'm no thief, but a man can go wrong when he's busted,
The food that we canned last summer is gone, and'I'm busted.
The fields are all bare and the cotton won't grow.
Me and my fam'ly gotta pack up an' go
Where I'll make a livin' the Lord only knows, but I'm busted.


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