Oh, I love you, baby, I love you night and day
When I leave you, baby, don't cry the night away
When I die, don't you write no words upon my tomb
I don't believe, I want to leave no epitaph of doom.
Ohohoho, when I'm dead and gone
I want to leave some happy woman living on
Ohohoho, when I'm dead and gone,
I don't want nobody to mourn beside my grave.
Old Mama Linda, she's out to get my hide
She's got a shotgun, and her daughter by her side
Hey there, ladies, John son's free
Who's got the love, who's got enough to keep a man like me?