I Ain't Broke (But I'm Badly Bent)

Words & Music:

H. Payne



I'm going back to the country

C               G

I can't pay the rent

C              G

No, I'm not completely broke


But brother I'm badly bent

             C                   G

I can't understand just where it went

        D                    G

I ain't broke, but I'm badly bent


Well, I had a lot of money

But to the city I went

I met this really good-looking girl

And that's where my money went

Now I know just where it went

I ain't broke, but I'm badly bent


When I get back to the country

I'll be living in a tent

Ma and Pa will sure be mad

At all the money I spent

They won't understand just where it went

I ain't broke, but I'm badly bent


Now everybody knows just where it went

Well, I ain't broke, but, brother, I'm badly bent


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