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Archie Lee's Blues

Archie Lee's Blues

I gonna tell ya folkses bout Archie Lee da brave,
Said I gonna tell ya folkses bout Archie Lee da brave,
Lord, he keept on fitin till he wuz six feet in his grave.

Now his captain took his baby, en he refused to fite,
Said his captain took his baby, en he refused to fite,
Ya knows, a man wud fite only when he's treated rite.

Now he thinkin bout his baby behine dat lonesome hill,
Said he thinkin bout his baby behine dat lonesome hill,
Lord, he wuz almighty, but done nuffin gainst his captain's will.

Now Archie Lee had a frien, knowed him evuh since he wuz a chile,
Said Archie Lee, he had a frien - knowed him evuh since he wuz a chile,
Well, his name t wuz Peter Lee, en he wuz young en wile.

Now Peter Lee said "Please, Archie Lee, I want you to please gimme yo .44 gun",
Said "Please Archie Lee, I want you to please gimme yo .44 gun,
Well, da Trojans gonna blive I'm you, en den da war'll be done."

Now he took da gun, en went to fite dat gang a Troy,
He took da gun, en went to fite da doggone gang a Troy,
Lord, but Hecta he done seen im, en kill da poo boy.

Now Archie Lee wuz angry, said "I lost mah frien en gun",
Archie Lee he wuz angry, said "I lost mah frien en gun,
Well, I gonna fite dat doggone gang a Troy, Lord, till da risin sun."

He bought himself a pistol, en Lord, he got some dynamite,
Said he bought himself a pistol, en den he got some dynamite,
Oh, looky heah folkses, his pistol shinin brite.

Now he went to fite dat Hecta about da break a day,
Said he went to fite dat no good Hecta bout da break a day,
Lord, en dey keept fitin, from january till may.

Now late one evnin, Archie Lee's lead took Hecta's life,
Said it wuz late one evnin when Archie Lee's lead took Hecta's life,
Lord, ya cud heah da moanin a his mom en wife.

Now Archie Lee took Hecta's body, tied it up by his T-Model Ford,
Said Archie Lee took Hecta's body, tied him up by his T-Model Ford,
Well, he dragged it all ova town, have mercy on him, ma Lord.

Now Hecta's fadduh, he wuz a nice ole gentle man,
Said Hecta's fadduh, he wuz a nice ole gentle man,
Lord, he went to see Archie Lee, although he knowed he wuz raised in a lion's den.

He said, "Please, Archie Lee, I want you to please gimme back ma son,
Lord, Archie Lee, I want you to please gimme back ma son,
Ya knows, ma life is ovuh, since he's dead en gone."

Fotografie de Renaud Camus, pnz de Léon Cogniet.