Army Blues 3: 06 Trk 17
Bukka White (Booker T. Washington White)
Unknown personnel
Recorded: 1963 Memphis, Tennessee

When Uncle Sam take all your men
And boys to war
I'm 'onna be just like a coon
When Uncle Sam take all your men
And boys to war
Boys, I'm 'onna be just like a coon
Ev'ry mornin' before the moon go down
I won't start a-tappin 'fore around I roam

Uncle Sam leave me alone
I got to watch these pretty women
While the other men is gone
Uncle Sam leave me alone
I got to watch these pretty women
While the other men is gone
Now, it's one thing I will do, Uncle Sam
I'll write you when one of these women
Treat me wrong

I don't want none a-these women
Start to fuss an fightin' over me
'Cause, you know Uncle Sam
Believe Bukka goin' behind
Don't you women start to fussin'
And fightin' over me
'Cause Uncle Sam believe
Bukka goin' behind
If I don't get around to the women
In the daytime
Old Bukka will be 'round 'fore the sun go down

Babe, I don't want ya'all women
Start a-fussin' an fight
Don't start a-fussin', an fightin' over me
I don't want none-a you women start to fussin'
Fightin' over me
All I want you to do is let me take my time
Meet me uptown on a Friday or Saturday, baby
I be trampin' on later at Piney down

I think I'm gon' have to write Uncle Sam
Tell him to send me one or two more men
Back behind
I think I'm gonna have to start to writin'
Uncle Sam
Tell him to send one or two more men
Back behind
I done got to the place
I done got to the place, baby
I can't even make it around
Befo' the sun go down

Uncle Sam, Uncle Sam
Uncle Sam's train be on the track
Early time
Uncle Sam's train, Uncle Sam's train
Come in early in the mornin'
It will be on the track
I want you women to go down there
Into Union Station in the mo'nin
Make like you be in mournin'
Be glad when they gone!

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Bukka White – Army Blues Lyrics

Songwriters: BOOKER T. WHITE
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