"Welfare Blues" as written by Bernard Besman and John Lee Hooker....
You know I'm goin' to the welfare, um.
Ask them can they help me some.
You know I'm goin' to the welfare.
Lord, Lord, Lord.
Ask them can they help me some.
This ninety day strike been so long.
It 'bout to get the best a-me.
Lord, my wife and my children.
Lord, they cry both night an day.
Lord, my wife an my children.
Lord, they cry both night an day.
This doggone strike soon gonna end.
I don't see how I can last much longer.
You know it's been ninety days.
Ninety days, ninety days.
People, an I sure don't see no end.
[Spoken]
It's been ninety days, already!
It's been ninety days, been ninety days.
Are over!
An I sure don't see no end.
My wife an my baby, my baby.
Lord, they grieve, cry over me.
Lord have mercy.
'Daddy, what in the world you gonna do?'


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"Welfare Blues" as written by John Lee Hooker Bernard Besman

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