ROLLIN’ AND A-TUMBLIN’

Hambone Willie Newbern

Open G

Well, I rolled and I tumbled,

cried the whole night long

Well, I rolled and I tumbled,

cried the whole night long

Well, I woke up this mornin’,

didn’t know right from wrong

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Well, I told my baby,

before I left that town

Well, I told my baby,

before I left that town

Well, don’t you let nobody,

tear my barrelhouse down

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Well, ahh, mmm-hmmm, owww,

oww ooo, aww, oww, oh

Aaa, mmm-hmmm, oww, oh oh oh

owww, oww ooo, aww, oww, oh

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Well, if the river was whiskey,

and I was a divin’ duck

Well, if the river was whiskey,

and I was a divin’ duck

Well, I would dive to the bottom,

never would I come up

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Well, I could a had a religion,

this bad old thing instead

Well, I could a had a religion,

this bad old thing instead

Well, all whiskey and women,

would not let me pray

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Well, ahh, mmm-hmmm, owww,

oww ooo, aww, oww, oh

Aaa, mmm-hmmm, oww, oh oh oh

owww, oww ooo, aww, oww, oh

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We were rollin’ and tumblin’

Right the whole night long

We were rollin’ and tumblin’

Right the whole night long

When I woke up this mornin’ babe,

All I had was gone

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Well I rolled my baby,

Got to jump and shout

Said I rolled my baby,

Got to jump and shout

When that train rolls up boys,

Goin’ walkin’ on home

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Well engine driver blows that whistle,

Fireman rings that bell

Say engine driver blows that whistle,

Fireman rings that bell

Well I didn’t have time boys,

To bid my baby farewell