Broken Bricks - White Stripes guitar tablature and lyrics
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| De Ballit of de Boll Weevil    	     	     |
| Live at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool 	     |
| January 27, 2004			             |
| Traditional, words by Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly) |
| Tabbed by Patrick Ferris          	   	     |  
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This song is similar to Leadbelly's rendition of "Boll Weevil," which the White Stripes have been
covering live since 2001. "De Ballit of de Boll Weevil" is not officially attributed to any artist.
The title's spelling is reminiscent of the songs of blackface minstrels, who impersonated a Southern black dialect.

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| Tab Definitions:										  |
|  F5: 133xxx											  |
| Bb5: x133xx											  |
|  C5: x355xx											  |
|  F1: 1xxxxx											  |
| Bb1: x1xxxx											  |
|P.M.: Palm Muting										  |
|N.C.: No Chord played										  |
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INTRO: Played 4x
P.M.
F5 F5 F5 F5

VERSE 1: P.M.
F5
You may talk about the latest

The latest of your home
    Bb5
But these boll weevils
                       F5
They will rob you of a home
                       C5
They all lookin' for a home
                       F5
They all lookin' for a home

VERSE 2:
Well, the first time I seen a boll weevil
He was sittin' on the square
The next time I seen a boll weevil
He had his whole family there
They was lookin' for a home
They was lookin' for a home
Alright, Meg!

CHORUS:
                       Bb5
They was lookin' for a home
                       F5
They was lookin' for a home
                       C5
They was lookin' for a home
                       F5
They was lookin' for a home

Yeah!


VERSE 3:
Well, the farmer, he took the boll weevil
And put him in the sand
The boll weevil said to the farmer
"You treat me just like a man
And I will have a home
I will have a home"

VERSE 4:
The old lady said to the old man
"I'm tryin' my level best
To keep these boll weevils
Out of my brand new cotton dress
'Cause it's full of holes
Yeah, it's full of holes

VERSE 5:
The old man said to the old lady
"What do you think of that?
These boll weevils
Got into my brand new Stetson hat
And itís full of holes
Ah, itís full of holes
Alright, Meg!

CHORUS:
             Bb5
It's full of holes
                   F5
Yeah, it's full of holes
                   C5
Well, it's full of holes
                   F5
Yeah, it's full of holes

Alright!

BREAK: P.M.
F5
Alright, this is the last verse of the last song of the night

Hey, hey

This verse is about myself, and I'm sorry about that

But it's ok, when I'm done singin' it I hope every one of you here

Will sing along with me and my sister on "He's lookin' for a home," ok?

Then you'll be happy, I'll be happy, and Lord knows Meg'll be happy


VERSE 5: P.M.
         F1
Well, if anybody asks you people

Who sang you this song
    Bb1
You tell 'em it was Jackie White
                        F1
He's done been here and gone
                   C5
He's lookin' for a home
                   F5
He's lookin' for a home

Hold on, Meg

CHORUS:
N.C.               Bb5  Bb5  Bb5  Bb5  Bb5  N.C.
He's lookin' for a home
                    F5  F5  F5  F5  F5  N.C.
(He's lookin' for a home)
                    C5  C5  C5  C5  C5  N.C.
(He's lookin' for a home)
                    F5  F5  F5  F5  F5  
(He's lookin' for a home)

Alright!

CHORUS:
                   Bb5
He's lookin' for a home
                         F5
Well, he's lookin' for a home
                         C5
Well, he's lookin' for a home
                       F5   Bb5 F5    Bb5 F5
I'm just lookin' for a home!    Yeah!