Who Sang Whiteman's Watermelon? Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver Salt of the Earth cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 3:34
From Maine to California,
I learned to live the blues,

Yeah, when I was just a young man,
I learned to sing the blues

When I holed up in Memphis,
Lord I, I learned to write 'em too,

Yeah the whiteman watermelon,
Sellin' all the time,

Yeah, the whiteman watermelon,
Sellin' all the time,

Make my living writing,
Watermelon rhymes

Yeah the poor ol' southern white trash,
Boy, they sure can sing the blues,

Yeah the great American public (hey lawdy),
They sure can pick and choose,

The Allman Brothers Band could rock ya,
plum out of your shoes,

Yeah I sold some songs in Macon,
Hey, sold some in L.A. too,

Yeah I sold some songs in Nashville,
Sold some in Austin too,

Unless I miss my guess folks,
I'ma selling some to you,

Yea the whiteman watermelon,
Lord, God sellin' all the time,

Yeah the whiteman watermelon,
Sellin' all the time,

I make my living writing,
(whoo) watermelon rhymes
(yo-da-lay-hee, yo-da-lay-hee, yo-da-lay-hee)

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Sweet Mama
  • 2 Hardworkin' Man
  • 3 Manual Labor
  • 4 Hill Country Love Song
  • 5 You Just Can't Beat Jesus Christ
  • 6 The Devil Made Me Do It the First Time
  • 7 Fun While It Lasted
  • 8 Whiteman's Watermelon
  • 9 Street Walkin' Woman
  • 10 Good News Blues