Chumpman Blues

cd cover: terraplane by scott ainslie(Arthur Blake)

I’m going down to the river – take a great big jump.
I’m going down to the river – take a great big jump.
I used to be a wise man, but this woman made me a chump.

Now, it sure is funny how hard a man can fall.
Now, it sure is funny how hard a man can fall.
When he gets to thinkin’ that one woman has got it all.

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK #1

Well, she threw me out; I went walkin’ down the track.
She threw me out! I went walkin’ down the track.
But I turned right around, (Lord have mercy), and begged her to take me back.

(and I said…)

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK #2

(She wasn’t listenin’ so I went on..)

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK #3

Well, she ain’t no good, but I can’t leave her somehow.
Naw, she ain’t no good, but I can’t leave her somehow.

I used to be a wild cat, but this woman has chained me down.
Now, sh-, sh-, she don’t act sweet – she’s that mean and naggin’ kind.
Naw, she don’t act sweet – she’s that mean and naggin’ kind.
But she’s got this little quiver, make a strong man lose his mind.

(When she walks, she goes…)

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK #4

So, I’m goin’ down to the river, take a great big jump.
Right after I get done singin’ right here tonight, I’m gonna jump.
I used to be a wise man, but this woman made me a chump.

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