Heptune presents:

House Rent Scuffle

    (Lil Johnson?)

Transcribed from Lil Johnson, recorded June 27, 1929.
From Lil Johnson, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Vol. 1: 23 April 1929 - 22 April 1936; Document Records DOCD-5307.

Play that thing, play that thing just right,
Play that thing, play that thing just right,
We got to scuffle the house rent tonight.

My house rent's due, my gas bill run up to ten.
My house rent's due, my gas bill run up to ten.
I wouldn't have no light but the light man couldn't get in!

Spoken: Oh, play that thing, boy! Everybody dance and have a good time! I got everything to drink from soda water to wine. I got fried chicken, even got red beans and rice. Now don't you hear me talking to you! This is Miss Lil Johnson, mugs! Somebody buy the piano player a drink. He's just too tight!  I wish you'd play that at my house every Saturday night! Don't forget the landlady!


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