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I'm My Own Boss Man

(Gregg Wright)
September 28, 2010
From the album "King of the Rockin' Blues!" Written and produced by Gregg Wright

Unlike the majority of Blues songs, here the singer is empowered rather than a victim.  This cut features musical guest performances by Jimmy Z on Harmonica and Zac Harmon on guitar. It was an honor and great fun to play with these guys! GW

I’m my own Boss Man,

Nobody tells me what to do!

I’m my own Boss Man,

Nobody tells me what to do!

If you step in my way, Baby . . .

trouble g’on come to you!

 

Now when I was a youngster,

I went to school.

Teacher couldn’t tell me nothing’,

about no Golden Rule!

‘Cuz I’m my own Boss Man,

don’t try to tell me what to do!

If you don’t like the way I’m doin’

Go find somethin’ else to do!

 

Now listen pretty Baby,

and listen good . . .

I don’t care how fine you are,

I refuse to be your fool!

‘Cuz I’m my own Boss Man,

don’t try to tell me what to do!

Girl, you ain’t g’on run me ragged,

I ain’t jumpin’ hoops for you!

 

I’m my own Boss Man,

You’d better hear me when I say,

I’m my own Boss Man,

You’d better hear me when I say,

If you don’t like the way I’m livin’ . . .

best be on your merry way!

 

Words and music by Gregg Wright

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