Bob Dylan - "Ragged and Dirty" lyrics

by Bob Dylan (arr)

1. Lord, I'm broke, I'm hungry, ragged and dirty too,
Broke and hungry, ragged and dirty too.
If I clean up, sweet momma, can I stay all night with you'

Heard my best friend a-comin' and I thought I heard my baby cry.
Went to my window, babe, I couldn't see through my blinds,
2. Lord, I went to my window, babe, I couldn't see through my blinds,

If I can't come in here, baby, then just let me sit down in your door,
3. Lord, if I can't come in here, baby, then just let me sit down in your door,
And I would leave so soon that your man won't never know.

How can I live here, baby, Lord, and feel at ease'
4. How can I live here, baby, Lord, and feel at ease'
Well, that woman I got, man, she does just what she feels.

Shouldn't mistreat me, baby, because I'm young and wild.
You must always remember, baby, you was once a child.

5. Lord, you shouldn't mistreat me, baby, because I'm young and wild,
6. 'Cause I'm leaving in the morning, if I have to ride the blinds,
Well, I been mistreated and I swear I don't mind dyinLeaving in the morning, if I have to ride the blinds.