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False Hearted Lover's Blues by Dock Boggs

False Hearted Lover's Blues - Dock Boggs.
Banjo in C#GDEA tuning, key of A, Emry Arthur, guitar.

False hearts have been my downfall, pretty women have been my crave
I'm sure my false-hearted lover will drive me to my lonesome grave

They'll bite the hand that feeds them, spend all the money you can save
From your heartstrings weave silk garters, build a doghouse on your grave

When my earthly stay is over, sing my dead body in the sea
Just tell my false-hearted lover that the whales will fuss over me

Ragged clothes dropping from my body, the wolf howlin' around my door
The man who won my darling girl, feel the bite of my .44

Corn whiskey has wrecked my body, a false-hearted lover is a-preyin' on my mind
I've roamed the whole world over, pleasure on Earth I can not find

When my earthly stay is over, sing my dead body in the sea
Just tell my false-hearted lover that the whales will fuss over me

If I meet my darling girl again, I'll tell her all about my troubles
Give her the false-hearted lover's blues and leave her standing on the pebbles

All men take this timely warning, it's good for young and old
Don't try to buy a woman's love with the last dollar of your gold

Take warning, you fair young ladies, if your love and honor you have sold
The men will have no use for you when your dark hair turns to gold

When my earthly stay is over, sing my dead body in the sea
Just tell my false-hearted lover that the whales will fuss over me