Busted

Well the bills are all due and the babies need shoes and I'm busted
Cotton is down to a quarter a pound and I'm busted

Got a cow that went dry got a hen that won't lay
A big stack of bills that gettin bigger each day
The county's gonna haul my belongings away cause 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
Well my brother says there's not a thing I can do
My wife and my kids they're all down with the flu
And I was just thinking about callin' on you cause I'm busted

Well I'm not a thief but a man can go wrong when he's busted
You know the food that we put up last summer is all gone and I'm busted
Well the fields are all bare and the cotton won't grow
And me and my family we gotta pack up and go
But I'll make a livin just where I don't know I'm busted
Got a cow that went dry got a hen that won't lay
A big stack of bills that gettin bigger each day
The county's gonna haul my belongings away cause I'm busted

(Harlan Howard)

 
 
by R & T