(Notes (bass)) C A G C C A |G G B C C | x2
(Chords with similar line) F C C G C

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

F           C       G          C
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 (same chords as verse)


Interlude 2 (same chords as verse first half, no bass)

Verse 3: (bass in)
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)