Berta Berta

O Lord Berta Berta O Lord gal oh-ah 
O Lord Berta Berta O Lord gal well 

Go 'head marry don't you wait on me oh-ah 
Go 'head marry don't you wait on me well now 
Might not want you when I go free oh-ah 
Might not want you when I go free well now 

O Lord Berta Berta O Lord gal oh-ah 
O Lord Berta Berta O Lord gal well now 

Raise them up higher, let them drop on down oh-ah 
Raise them up higher, let them drop on down well now 
Don't know the difference when the sun go down oh-ah 
Don't know the difference when the sun go down well now 

Berta in Meridian and she living at ease oh-ah 
Berta in Meridian and she living at ease well now 
I'm on old Parchman, got to work or leave oh-ah 
I'm on old Parchman, got to work or leave well now 

O Lord Berta Berta O Lord gal oh-ah 
O Lord Berta Berta O Lord gal well now 

When you marry, don't marry no farming man oh-ah 
When you marry, don't marry no farming man well now 
Everyday Monday, hoe handle in your hand oh-ah 
Everyday Monday, hoe handle in your hand well now 

When you marry, marry a railroad man oh-ah 
When you marry, marry a railroad man well now 
Everyday Sunday, dollar in your hand oh-ah 
Everyday Sunday, dollar in your hand well now 

O Lord Berta Berta O Lord gal oh-ah 
O Lord Berta Berta O Lord gal well

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