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The Traditional Delta and Country Blues

Call The Fire Wagon by Memphis Minnie and Little Son Joe

Memphis Minnie and Little Son Joe, February 6, 1939 in Chicago, IL.
Spanish tuning at C (Capo V) - Memphis Minnie.

[Introductory instrumental verse]

I's talkin' to the people that lives in town
Ever had your shack and your clothes burn down
Chorus
So call the fire wagon, call the fire wagon
Call the fire wagon, ain't no fire wagon in town

Save my baby and my wardrobe trunk
I lost everything else I had in front
So call the fire wagon, call the fire wagon
Call the fire wagon, ain't no fire wagon in town

Standin' on the streets in my sleepin' gown
Watchin' that shack and my clothes burn down
So call the fire wagon, call the fire wagon
Call the fire wagon, ain't no fire wagon in town

Fast asleep, layin' in my bed
Lord this smoke is about to kill me dead
So call the fire wagon, call the fire wagon
Call the fire wagon, ain't no fire wagon in town

[spoken]
Play it 'till the fire wagon comes...

[Instrumental break]

(This) big city's alright, but I'm so far from town
My shack's catchin' fire, you know its got to burn down
So call the fire wagon, call the fire wagon
Call the fire wagon, ain't no fire wagon in town

Well the jinx overtakes us now the candle's down
Me and my baby's got to leave this town
So call the fire wagon, call the fire wagon
Call the fire wagon, ain't no fire wagon in town