If It Ain't This It's That

by Jeff Powers

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Dirt Road Blues© Music Jeff Powers Instrumental Beer and Whiskey Coffee and Cigarettes© music/lyrics Jeff Powers Beer and whiskey coffee and cigarettes That's all I do that's how I forget Beer and whiskey coffee and cigarettes That's all I do since my baby left me Bars and night clubs all up and down the strip That's all go to that's all I visit Bars and night clubs all up and down the strip That's all I do since my baby quit me Lord please help me I didn't eat Been on a liquid diet for many weeks Lord please help me I didn't even sleep Drivin' nails in my coffin since my baby quit me I find myself cryin' in my own beer I find myself drownin' in my own tears Whores and nightclubs that's all I care Walkin' the back streets and cryin' since my baby left me
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I Miss My Ball and Chain© music/lyrics Jeff Powers I woke up this morning and I looked around You know what I found? My little girl left town I woke up this morning and I looked around Everything I tell you everything I say is true (and) Everything I tell you everything I say is true You know she felt like a ball and chain Every time I turned around there she was again You know she felt just like a ball and chain Everything I tell you everything I say is true (and) Everything I tell you everything I say is true And now I miss my ball and chain You know I miss that ball and chain Every time I tried to get away There she was right in my face You know I tried...I tried to get away Everything I tell you everything I say is true (and) Everything I tell you everything I say is true And now I miss my ball and chain You know I miss that ball and chain
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Bad Bad Luck ( Bad Luck Boogie) music lyrics Jeff Powers Bad bad luck All my life Feels I'm playin' Against loaded dice I'm going up Gonna change my way No more booze and women Till my dyin' day Hard hard work All my life Never been payed A fair honest price I'm going up Gonna change my way No more workin' blues Till my dyin' day Got no respect All my life Feels I'm fightin' For my rights I'm going up Gonna change my way Gonna fight like a dog Till my dyin' day
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Cold Wind in Cleveland© music/lyrics Jeff Powers There's a cold wind in Cleveland baby, Chill ya right to the bone There's a cold wind in Cleveland baby, Chill ya right to the bone But I'd rather be out on the street But I'd rather be out on the street Than with my woman at home I got a mean cruel woman, and I'm paying the price I got a mean cruel woman, and I'm paying the price She's so mean and cruel She's so mean and cruel She scares the night I'd move down south, but the weather won't change my life I'd move down south, but the weather won't change my life And as long as she's around And as long as she's around It'll be as cold as ice
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Careful What You Wish For music/lyrics Jeff Powers Careful what you wish for You know it might come true Careful what you wish for You know it might come true She might not be what She seems And you just might be a fool I used to love you baby But you never had a kind word to say I used to love you baby But you never had a kind word to say I gave you a piece of heaven And you gave me hell to pay Careful what you wish for You know it might come true Careful what you wish for You know it might come true She might not be what she seems And you just might be a fool I was always good to you baby You know nice guys finish last I was always good to you baby You know nice guys finish last I gave you everything I had And you gave nothing back Careful what you wish for You know it might come true Careful what you wish for You know it might come true She might not be what she seems And you just might be a fool Careful what you wish for Careful what you wish for Careful what you wish for Careful what you wish for Careful what you wish for You know it might come true
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Well I Wish© Music/Lyrics Jeff Powers Well I wish that I was Rich Whoa Lord How happy I'd be I'd have you woman Chasin' after me Chasin'after me Oh well Oh well Oh Well Oh well Oh Well Oh well Oh Well Oh well Na na na na na na na na na na na na Na na na na na na na na na na na na Well I wish I had a big car Whoa Lord I'd go far I'd have you woman right in my arm right in my arm Oh well Oh well Oh Well Oh well Oh Well Oh well Oh Well Oh well Na na na na na na na na na na na na Na na na na na na na na na na na na Well I wish I had a fine house Whoa Lord I'd shout I'd have you girl Without a doubt Oh Well Oh well Oh Well Oh well Oh well Oh well Oh Well Oh well Na na na na na na na na na na na na Na na na na na na na na na na na na Na na na na na na na na na na na na
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WENT DOWN TO MISSISSIPPI©2011 Aug24th Lyrics/Music Jeff Powers Went down to Mississippi To get me a Mojo hand Went down to Mississippi To get me a Mojo hand But it don't work on you Honey I just don't understand I'm leaving you baby I'm goin' back where I belong I'm leaving you baby I'm goin' back where I belong Goin back to Cleveland baby That's where I come from I love every woman But baby not like you I love every woman But baby not like you Got them in the palm of my hand But baby I can't get through to you Went down to Mississippi To get me a Mojo hand Went down to Mississippi To get me a Mojo hand But it don't work on you Honey I just don't understand
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Wild Child (The Ballad Of Brian Power) music/lyrics Jeff Powers He was a son of a son of a bitch He faked his life up until his death Wild child schooled with a switch Kicked round by a drunk Irish prick Wild Child He was a Rock n Roll Wild Child He stole the Devil's soul Wild Child He was king of the road Wild Child He was a real rolling stone A 100 mile an hour out on the open road No brakes in the car, and he was singing out loud He-was-a-Helter Skelter, 56 Chevy out of control Smokin' reefer man and-a gettin' stoned Wild Child He was a Rock n Roll Wild Child He stole the Devil's soul Wild Child He was king of the road Wild Child He was a real rolling stone He pissed in the wind too many times (Even) a cat only got nine lives Holding up joints with pistols and knives But you can't make a deal when it's your time to die Wild Child He was a Rock n Roll Wild Child He stole the Devil's soul Wild Child He was king of the road Wild Child He was a real rolling stone He left his legacy crushed under his car A true rebel without a cause Crashed and burned like a real shooting star You know they had to scrape him up off the hot hot tar Wild Child He was a Rock n Roll Wild Child The devil bought his soul Wild Child He was king of the road Wild Child He was a real rolling stone Wild Child (repeat)
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Drivin' down cross the county line Gonna drink Whisky n Rye Drivin' down where it ain't dry Ain't no preacher gonna run my life Ain't no preacher gonna get me high Juke Joint Jam Hully Gully and a slow drag Juke Joint Jam Gonna barrel house with m' mojo hand Gonna roll with the Voodoo band Way out on a dirt road In a shack called the Lonestar In the night hear a black cat moan Ain't no woman gonna steal my soul Ain't no woman gonna get my dough Juke Joint Jam Hully Gully and a slow drag Juke Joint Jam Gonna barrel house with my mojo hand Gonna roll with the Voodoo band Tuck my knife strap a gun Never know what might go down Way past the settin' sun Ain't no lawman gonna see me run Ain't no lawman gonna beat me down Juke joint jam Hully Gully and a slow drag Juke joint jam Gonna barrel house with my mojo hand Gonna roll with the Voodoo band Juke joint jam Hully Gully and a slow drag Juke joint jam Gonna barrel house with my mojo hand Gonna roll with the Voodoo band Juke joint jam 4Xs Juke joint4Xs
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First you lose your jobl Then you lose your girl But when you lose your cool The world turns on you The world turns on you If it ain't this it's that Everything from can to can't If it ain't this it's that Keep your enemies close To Friends don't turn your back It's a cold cruel world Never can be sure Never know what to do When the world turns on you When the world turns on you If it ain't this it's that Everything from can to can't If it ain't this it's that Keep your enemies close To Friends don't turn your back You can be on top Livin' high on the hog But as soon as you lose The world will turn on you The world will turn on you If it ain't this it's that Everything from can to can't If it ain't this it's that Keep your enemies close To Friends don't turn your back If it ain't this it's that Everything from can to can't If it ain't this it's that Keep your enemies close To Friends don't turn your back
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Woke Up Lucky© music/lyrics Jeff Powers Didn't know I'd be on this road Ridin' with the devil for so long With a matchbox for my cloths Got me a long way to go I woke up lucky From a dream Screamin' down the highway Drinkin' gasoline When my right hand itchin' I get money you know I won't start a scratchin' Got one foot out the door I woke up lucky From a dream Screamin' down the highway Drinkin' gasoline I woke up lucky From a dream Screamin' down the highway Drinkin' gasoline I Woke Up Lucky 4xs
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Head Over Heels In Love With You (First Time I Met The Blues)© 2013 lyrics/music Jeff Powers First time I met the blues was in a bar I lit your cigarette and thought I was charming First time I met the blues I was a fool Head over heels in love with you I thought I got lucky goin' home with you Layin’ in bed without a clue I thought I got lucky now I know the truth My only luck was bad news I'm a little bit smarter and a little more cool My eyes wide open I see what you do I'm a little bit wiser and not just a tool I was head over heels in love with you

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released January 31, 2014

Jeff Powers: 3-String Cigar Box Guitar, Vocal, Tambourine and Kick
Jeff Powers: Producer
Recorded at Bad Racket
Engineer: (Mix, Master): James Kananen

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