NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS lyrics - Black Betty

NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS
"Black Betty"

Look-a look-a yonder [3x]
Well the sun done gone

The captain can't hold her [3x]
The way I do now

Ada got a gold mine [3x]
Way above her knees

The shiv (?) is golden [3x]
Above her knees

Look-a look-a yonder [3x]
Well the sun done gone

Wohoh, Black Betty, bam-e-lam [2x]
Black Betty had a baby, bam-e-lam [2x]
Damn thing was crazy, bam-e-lam [2x]
Wohoh, Black Betty, bam-e-lam [2x]
Oh, Betty Black Betty, bam-e-lam [2x]
Black Betty had a baby, bam-e-lam [2x]
Damn thing was crazy, bam-e-lam [2x]
Black Betty didn't mind, bam-e-lam [2x]
Damn thing was blind, bam-e-lam [2x]
Wohoh, Black Betty, bam-e-lam [2x]
Black Betty, Black Betty, bam-e-lam [2x]
Jump steady Black Betty, bam-e-lam [2x]

That Monday, I was arrested
Tuesday, I locked up in jail
Wednesday baby, my trial's tested
On Thursday, nobody could blow my bail

Yes, I'm almost done [3x]
And I ain't gonna yell against no bells

On Monday, baby I went a-walking
Tuesday, I .... asked to go
On Wednesday I sat down a-talking
On Thursday she hock all a my clothes

Yes, I'm almost done [3x]
And I ain't gonna .... no more