The TB is Whipping Me


Y’all heard the story, whippin’ that ol’ TB
Punchin’ and swingin’, whippin’ that ol’ TB
I’m here to tell ya, the TB’s whippin’ me

Used to have a momma, who thought the world of me
Used to have a momma, who thought the world of me
Her love vanished when I took this ol’ TB

Went to see my doctor and he thumped upon my back
Went to see the doctor and he thumped upon my back
He said boy you’re travelin’ down a one-way track

Strollin’ down the street, found a fortune tellin’ man
Strollin’ down the street, found a fortune tellin’ man
I said boy I know my past, tell me my future if you can

My lungs are rattlin’, you outta hear this cough of mine
My lungs are rattlin’, you outta hear this cough of mine
That doggone bug is workin’ overtime

Listen momma, you know I can’t last long
Listen now momma you know I can’t last long
You’ll be sorry, honey, when I’m gone
 
 

found on: Red Hot & Country AIDS Benefit CD

words: Ernest Tubb

debuted/last played: performance history

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