Uncle Sam Blues

from The Best of Bill Metts by Bill Metts

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Taxman Blues
I got a call from my uncle just the other day.
My Uncle Sam you know him. Here’s what he had to say.
You got nowhere to run son. You got nowhere to hide.
And I won’t stop hounding your ass until I be satisfied
Just fill out those checks. Sign on the line
Everything you think you own is really mine.

He said you in trouble son. Yeah you in deep.
There ain’t nothing that you can beg buy or borrow
That I’m gonna let you keep.
So sell your house and your car. Then he said with a smile.
Billy I don’t care if you gotta sell your first born child.
Just fill out those checks. Sign on the line
Do what I tell you and everything will be fine.

I gave out a wail, a cry and a moan
All that he gave to me was an evil laugh
Then he hung up the phone.
So all I do is work you know. I toil night and day
Then I shuffle on down to that mean boss man
And beg for my pay.
He says that check is all made out you just sign right here.
And I’ll send it on down to your Uncle Sam to pay tax
For last year
Or was it the year before?
Maybe it was the year before that!

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from The Best of Bill Metts, released November 1, 2019

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Bill Metts Cape Coral, Florida

I have been playing guitar and singing for nearly fifty years now. I Started with American Folk and Blues tunes and finger- style guitar. Had a run in with a Classic Rock band for 6 years or so and I sure was glad when that ended. I spent 15 years playing in nursing homes doing standards from the 30’s and 40’s. Now I mostly write. You will see a bit of all the above in my songs. I hope you like. ... more

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