Intro (8 bars)

Verse 1:
Early in the evenin’, just about supper time
Over by the courthouse, they’re startin’ to unwind
Four kids on the corner tryin’ to bring you up
Willie picks a tune out and he blows it on a harm’

Down on the corner, out in the street
Willie and the poor boys are playin’, bring a nickel, tap your feet

Verse 2:
Rooster hits the washboard, and people just gotta smile
Blinky thumps the gut bass and solos for a while
Poor boy twangs the rhythm out on his kalamazoo
And Willie goes into a dance, doubles on kazoo


Interlude 1 (8 bars)


Interlude 2 (4 bars)

Verse 3:
You don’t need a penny just to hang around
But if you got a nickel won’t you lay your money down
Over on the corner there’s a happy noise
People come from all around to watch the magic boy

Chorus (repeat)