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Various Artists

"Dupree’s Diamond Blues (Live at Knickerbocker Arena, March 1990)"

When I was just a little young boy
Papa said "Son, you'll never get far
I'll tell you the reason if you want to know
'Cause child of mine, there isn't really very far to go"

Baby, baby wants a gold diamond ring
Wants it more than most any old thing
Well, when I get those jelly roll blues
Why I'd go and get anything in this world for you

Down to the jewelry store packing a gun
"Wrap it up. I think I'll take this one"
"A thousand dollars please," the jewelry man said
Dupree, he said, "I'll pay this one off to you in lead"

Well, you know son you just can't figure
First thing you know you're gonna pull that trigger
And it's no wonder your reason goes bad -
Jelly roll will drive you stone mad

[Instrumental break]

Judge said, "Son, it's gonna cost you some time"
Dupree said, "Judge, you know that crossed my mind"
Judge said, "Fact it's gonna cost you your life"
Dupree said, "Judge, you know that seems to me to be about right"

Judge said "Son, I know your baby well
But that's a secret I can't ever tell"
Dupree said "Judge, well it's well understood
You got to admit that that sweet, sweet jelly's so good"

Well, you know son you just can't figure
First thing you know you're gonna pull that trigger
And it's no wonder your reason goes bad
Jelly roll will drive you stone mad

Same old story and I know it's been told
Some like jelly jelly, some like gold
Many a man's done a terrible thing
Just to get baby that shiny diamond ring

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