Frank Stokes – I Got Mine Lyrics

Then I went down to the little crap game; Lord, that was against my will
I lost every penny that I had in my pocket but a greenback dollar bill
I turned my head, (be) gin to shake my shoulders, thinkin’ I’s way behind
But just as I jumped in the kitchen door, boys, I got mine

I got mine; I got mine
Standin’ ’round here tryin’ to get some’n’ good t’eat all the time
Ever since then I been livin’ high; I been livin’ on the chicken and wine
Said I belong to the knockdown society but I got mine

Now when the turkey was brought in, tell me the people all began to grin
Now think about the good times all would have, they couldn’t say exactly when
So the man got the turkey right by the neck, but I swung on behind
He might thought he had the whole fowl and gone, but I got mine

I got mine, boys, I got mine
Around here tryin’ to get some’n’ good t’eat all the time
Since then I been livin’ high; I been livin’ on the chicken and wine
Said I belong to the grab society but I got mine

Then I went off to work early one mornin’; that’s somethin’ that never did suit me
While a-peepin’ through the crack, back in my old lady settin’ on a some other man’s knee
Snatched off her veil wrapped across her head, and he jumped up in cryin’
“You been fightin’ your lady, doggone your soul, but I got mine”

I got mine; I got mine
Around here tryin’ to get some’n’ good t’eat all the time
Said ever since then I been livin’ high; I been livin’ on the chicken and wine
Said I belong to the knockdown society but I got mine

I went uptown to a little crap game, as some other police must say
That man looked at me, never cracked a smile; I couldn’t get this fella to laugh
So he throwed the dice out on the floor, and the place got fightin’ like nine
But just as the police jumped in the back door, Lord, I got mine

I got mine; I got mine
Around here tryin’ to get some’n’ good t’eat all the time
Since then I been livin’ high; I been livin’ on the chicken and wine
Said I belong to that knockdown society but I got mine

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