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The Traditional Delta and Country Blues

National Defense Blues by Leadbelly

National Defense Blues - Leadbelly,
C position, standard tuning, at G.

I had a little woman workin' on that National Defense
I had a little woman workin' on that National Defense
That woman got to the place, where act like she did not have no sense

Just because she was workin', makin' so much dough
Just because she was workin', makin' so much dough
That woman got to the place, did not love me no more

Every payday would come, her check was big as mine
Every payday would come, her check was big as mine
That woman thought that Defense was gonna last all the time

That Defense is gone, just listen to my song
That Defense, it is gone, just listen to my song
Since that Defense been gone, that woman done lose her home

SPOKEN, DURING SOLO: Yes, she is . . . yeah . . . well, all right then

I will tell you the truth and it's got to be the fact
I will tell you the truth and It's got to be a fact
Since that Defense has gone, that woman losed her Cadillac