The Bum and the Plute (T-Bone Slim)

“The Bum and the Plute”

Lyrics: T-Bone Slim.
Tune: Unknown.


The bum and the plute, as they traveled one day,
With moral discourses cut shorter the way.
Said the plute to the bum, in his kindliest sob,
“Why don’t you find work, and stay on the job?”

Says the bum to the plute, “Sir, I’m fond of your nerve!
And really I’m willing and anxious to serve.
But kindly remember I’m wise to the game:
I’ll take on some labor if you’ll do the same.”


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