Lyrics > Speedball Baby – The Diddler


Writers: Markham / Smith / Verta-Ray / Ward
(p)&© 2002 Blues Interactions, Inc.
From: Speedball Baby – The Blackout (CD, JAPAN)
Transcribed: Pop Catastrophe
Notes: Features Jon Spencer on acoustic guitar and Cristina Martinez on percussion.
The Blackout:
Three Quarter Man
Hanky-Joe Digger
Do The Blackout
Wanna Scratch It?
Pimp Hand Strong
Bee In Flight
Asphalt Blues
The Diddler
Blackjack
Baretta’s My Handle
Cash Cow
The Termite Speaks
Nine Eleven
The Jack Martin Story
Cash Cow (Reprise)
Lil’ Pimp
Skulpee!
The Harmonica is in “F”
Uptight:
I’m Addictive
Dangerous Top
The Al Green Shuffle
December?
Mekong Sue
Hot Boxin’ Baby
Tappin’ My Neighbah!
Numb
Pocket Fulla Fish
The Crybabies (Otis)
8 Ft. Cigaret
Wobbly Organ
I Like that
I Like that
I Like that
I don’t Like that

From the life of bees he grew

In 1957 he shed nine tears
In 1961 he mated with 27 girls

He mated with 27 Puerto Rican girls

All waiting on the state check
It was a decent year
Life coming-down hard
Asphalt blues
I like that
I like that
I don’t like that

Ha ha

[ba ba ba]

Taste your sweat
Realise you’re fucked-up again

[Ohh ohh ohh]

Pavement-faces pass you by
Reading your thoughts
Reading your ugly-thoughts
Life’s coming down again

We found ourselves out by the dunes
Looking for the bring light
I like that
[Ba ba ba]
I like that
[Ba ba ba]
I don’t like that
[Ba ba ba]
It was a decent year
[Ba ba ba]
Asphalt beating you down
[Ba ba ba]
Pavement beating you out
[Ba ba ba]
Foot pounding soul-searching
[Ba ba ba]
Bone-crunching lonesome blues
[Ba ba ba]
Asphalt blues coming down
[Ba ba ba]
Asphalt blues coming down
[Ba ba ba]
Just waiting on the state check
[Ba ba ba]
Just waiting on the state check
[Ba ba ba]
The Asphalt blues

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