White House Blues

Written By: Charlie Poole
Appears on: Unreleased
McKinley hollered , McKinley squalled
Doc said “McKinley I can't find the ball
You're bound to die, you're bound to die

Doc told the horse, he'd throw down his rein
He said to the horse you gotta outrun this train
From Buffalo to Washington

The doc came a-running, he took off his specs
Said to McKinley better cash in your checks
You've bound to die, you're bound to die

Look here, you rascal, you see what you've done
You shot down my husband and I've got your gun
I'm carrying you back, to Washington

Yonder comes the train, she’s coming down the line
Blowing in every station that McKinley’s a-dying
It’s hard times, hard times.

Roosevelt's in the White House, doing his best
McKinley's in the graveyard taking his rest
He's gone, for a long time