Bourgeois Blues

Bourgeois Blues

Lead Belly

Lord, in a bourgeois town

It's a bourgeois town

I got the bourgeois blues

Gonna spread the news all around

Home of the brave, land of the free

I don't wanna be mistreated by no bourgeoisie

Lord, in a bourgeois town

Uhm, the bourgeois town

I got the bourgeois blues

Gonna spread the news all around

Well, me and my wife we were standing upstairs

We heard the white man say "I don't want no niggers up there"

Lord, in a bourgeois town

Uhm, bourgeois town

I got the bourgeois blues

Gonna spread the news all around

Well, them white folks in Washington they know how

To call a colored man a nigger just to see him bow

Lord, it's a bourgeois town

Uhm, the bourgeois town

I got the bourgeois blues

Gonna spread the news all around

I tell all the colored folks to listen to me

Don't try to find you no home in Washington, DC

'Cause it's a bourgeois town

Uhm, the bourgeois town

I got the bourgeois blues

Gonna spread the news all around

Written by HUDDIE LEDBETTER, EDITED W/NEW ADDITIONAL MATERIAL BY ALAN LOMAX
Published by T.R.O. INC.

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