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A bit of wry humor.A while back, talking with a friend one day, they said we all need this type of song, 'in the interest of getting along' with each other. So here 'tis !


MUDDLIN'-THROUGH BLUES
(In the interest of getting along)

Now, Baby, don't you think I been plottin' 'gainst you !
I ain't done a thing to try to make trouble for you.
I'm just doin' my thing - things we have to do -
buyin' the food, payin' the bills,
and someway muddlin' through !

I ain't puttin' on acts. I ain't playing games.
I just gotta pay my tax, and someway soothe the pains.
Whenever I give a gift to you - well, Baby, it won't be long,
till another bill comes due, and it looks like I done wrong !

Chorus
My head gets in a spin. My heart gets in a vise.
The old wheel turns again, and I ain't feelin' wise.
No matter what I do, part of it turns out wrong.
I'm tellin' this to you, in this funny little song -
in the interest of gettin' along !

With a nose-to-the-grindstone day; an ear-to-the-ground at night,
there just ain't no way, a body can stand up and fight.
Once I took a chance, to do what I wanted to do.
One little song and dance, and I'm back muddlin' through !

So Baby, remember this, when lyin' rumors fly,
They just lead amiss. I'm tellin' you they lie !
Now Baby, don't you think I been plottin' 'gainst you !
I'm just doin' my thing - things we have to do -
buyin' the food, payin' the bills,
and someway muddlin' through !

Chorus
My head gets in a spin. My heart gets in a vise.
The old wheel turns again, and I ain't feelin' wise.
No matter what I do, part of it turns out wrong.
I'm tellin' this to you, in this funny little song -
in the interest of gettin' along !
Baby it's true -
just muddlin' through !
And workin' on gettin' along !

(© 2001 - "Future Folk" Music - Betty Curtis)



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