Tampa Red - Turpentine Blues lyrics

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Tampa Red - Turpentine Blues lyrics

Turpentine's all right, provided that wages are good Turpentine's all right, provided that wages are good But i can make more money now, by somewhere choppin' hardwood Turpentine business ain't like it used to be Turpentine business ain't like it used to be I can't make enough money now, to even get on a spree I ain't gonna work no more, i tell you the reason why I ain't gonna work no more, tell you the reason why Because everybody wants to sell, and nobody wants to buy You can work in the field, you can work at the sawmill too You can work in the field, you can work at the sawmill too But you can't make no money, at nothin' you try to do So lordy please tell me what we turpentine people are gonna do Lordy please tell me what we turpentine people gonna do We may work one week, but we got to lay off a month or two Turpentine is like dice, to shoot you up on the loose Turpentine is just like dice, to shoot you up on the loose That's the reason why, i've got those turpentine blues