L’inspecteur des têtes vient à l’improviste examiner Dave Van Ronk, et le Diable seul sait ce qu’il pourrait bien découvrir.

HEAD INSPECTOR

Some damn fool knockin’ at my door
Broke down, poppin’ ’round
I saw a man I never saw before
Broke down, poppin’ ’round
« I’m the head inspector, » that’s what he said
Broke down, poppin’ ’round
« Bend down while I inspect your head »
Broke down, poppin’ ’round

He’s got a stethoscope and a fluoroscope
He’ll make your horoscope to the buzz elope
Wash your brain with laundry soap
Broke up or broke down
Dead broke, poppin’ ’round

I told him, « I know what you’ll find »
Broke down, poppin’ ’round
I got stained glass windows in my mind
Broke down, poppin’ ’round
I got a ton of jelly and a lotta jam
Broke down, poppin’ ’round
And the women all love me when I say shazam
Broke down, poppin’ ’round

Never did the thingy in an air raid drill
And I never took the trouble to write my will
Ain’t good lookin’ but I’m hard to kill
All broke up or broke down
Dead broke, poppin’ ’round

I wear a funny plantis hat
Look like the Wolfman gone to fat
I’m a pretty good man for all of that
All broke up, broke down
Oh, dead rope, poppin’ ’round

Yeah