Words and Music by :  Ray Charles
Arranged and adapted by:

Recorded by
Robert DeCormier Singers RDS916SD , RSS975

Burl Ives DL4361, BCD15667


My bills are all due and the baby needs shoes and I'm busted
Cotton is down to a quarter a pound, but I'm busted
I got a cow that went dry and a hen that won't lay
A big stack of bills that gets bigger each day
The country's gonna haul my belongings away cause I'm busted

We went to your brother to ask for a loan cause you're busted
I hate to beg like a dog without his bone, but I'm busted
My brother said there ain't a thing I can do
My wife and my kids are all down with the flu
And I was just thinking about calling on you ´cause I'm busted

Well I am no thief, but a man can go wrong when he's busted
The food that we canned last Summer is gone and I'm busted
The fields are all bare and the cotton can't grow
Me and my family got to pack up and go
But we'll make a living, just where we don't know cause I'm busted

I'm broke, no bread, no potatoes, I mean like nothing