Wm. Pollock's Pianobook


Ray Charles, Johnny Cash

G                     D
My bills are all due and the babies need shoes but I'm busted
Cotton is down to a quarter a pound and I'm busted
        G                       G
I got a cow that went dry and a hen that won't lay
  C                           C
A big stack of bills that get bigger each day
    D                   D               
The county will haul my belongin's 
away I'm busted.

  G                                          D
I went to my brother to ask for a loan I was busted
  D                            D            G
I hate to beg like a dog for a bone but I'm busted
   D                          D
My brother said there ain't a thing I can do
My wife and my kids are all down with the flu
    D                      D                  G    
And I was just thinkin' of callin' on you I'm busted.

G                       G                          D
Lord I'm no thief but a man can go wrong when he's busted
    D                        D                      G
The food that we canned last summer is gone and I'm busted
    G                           G
The fields are all bare and the cotton won't grow
C                      C
Me and my family gotta pack up and go
    D                        D                            G
But I'll make a living, just where I don't know cause I'm busted.