Black Sheep Blues

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Daddy had a dealership selling cars for a trade
Growing up we never knew no hunger yeah he had it made
I was always Mama's favorite everyone could tell
In the end she had to side with Daddy yeah she served him well
Brother Jim followed Daddy's footsteps brother John studied law
I left town for Memphis with my guitar and the lines were drawn
Now I'm free, won't be back no time soon
I can feel their backs turning on me call it the black sheep blues

Went back for Christmas a year later spent most the time with Mom
Daddy acted like I wasn’t even there so did John
Jim offered me a job with the business prepping cars for small change
He said "you can work your way up if you're willing to change your ways"
Not me I ain’t shining no rich man’s shoes
I believe I can do better singing the black sheep blues

Daddy died they found me in Austin offered a ticket for the plane
Quit my job hitched a ride to Houston and I caught the train
Mama's spirits lifted when I got there my brothers counted their gold
They'd both gotten married had a lot of children and they looked so old
Well I've seen oh my brother I'm not a bit like you
And I sleep a whole lot better dreaming the black sheep blues

Jim retired early from the business John's a D.A. downtown
They put Mama in a nursing home I'm going to see her now

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from Black Sheep Blues, released June 1, 2014
BLACK SHEEP BLUES
Kelley Looney | vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
George Bradfute, Doug Lancio | electric guitar
Billy Mercer | bass
Brad Pemberton | drums

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