Deep Elm Blues Song Lyrics

Hank Thompson

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Better have your fifteen dollars when the policeman comes
Oh sweet mama papa got them Deep Elem blues
Oh sweet mama papa got them Deep Elem blues

Now once I knew a preacher Preached the Bible through and through
He went down to Deep Elem now his preachin' days are through
Oh sweet mama papa got them Deep Elem blues
Oh sweet mama papa got them Deep Elem blues
[ sax ]
When you go down to Deep Elem put your money in your pants
The women in Deep Elem they don't give a man a chance
Oh sweet mama papa got them Deep Elem blues
Oh sweet mama papa got them Deep Elem blues
[ guitar ]
If you go down to Deep Elem, put your money in your shoes

Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Three Times Seven
  • 2 I'll Be a Bachelor Till I Die
  • 3 Drunkard's Blues
  • 4 Teach 'em How to Swim
  • 5 Dry Bread
  • 6 Cocaine Blues
  • 7 Deep Elm Blues
  • 8 Bummin' Around
  • 9 Little Blossom
  • 10 Roving Gambler
  • 11 Left My Gal in the Mountains
  • 12 May I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight Mister
  • credits


    album: Track 7 in album Songs for Rounders
    release date: 1959-8
    popularity : 60 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country
    composer: Bob Attlesey, Joe Attlesey

    Album Information

    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin