Busted

Intro:
||:     G     |     G     |     G     |     G     :||


G                                                                            D7
My bills are all due and the babies need shoes, but I’m busted.
G
Cotton is down to a quarter a pound, and I’m busted.

I got a cow that went dry and a hen that won’t lay;
C
a big stack of bills that gets bigger each day.
D7
The county will haul my belongings away. I’m busted


Interlude:
|     G     |     C     |     G     |    D7    |
|     G     |     C     |     G     |    D7    |


G                                                                D7
I went to my brother to ask for a loan; I was busted.
G
I hate to beg like a dog for a bone, but I’m busted.

My brother said, “There ain’t a thing I can do.
C
My wife and my kids are all down with the flue,
D7
and I was just thinkin’ of callin’ on you. I’m busted


Interlude:
|     G     |     C     |     G     |    D7    |
|     G     |     C     |     G     |    D7    |


G                                                                                D7
Lord, I’m no thief but a man can go wrong when he’s busted.
G
The food that we canned last summer is gone, and I’m busted.

The fields are all bare and the cotton won’t grow.
C
Me and my family gotta pack up and go.
D7
Where I’ll make a livin’ the Lord only knows, but I’m busted.


Interlude:
|     G     |     C     |     G     |    D7    |
||:    G    |     C     |     G     |    D7    :|| Repeat and fade

 

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