Paying The Cost To Be The Boss – B.B. King!

You act like you don’t wanna listen
When I’m talking to you
You think you outta do baby
Anything you wanna do

You must be crazy baby
You just gotta be out of your mind
As long as I’m paying the bills woman
I’m paying the cost to be the boss

I’ll drink if I wanna
And play a little poker too
Don’t you say nothing to me
As long as I’m taking care of you

As long as I’m working, baby
And paying all the bills
I don’t want no mouth from you
About the way I’m supposed to live

You must be crazy woman
Just gotta be out of your mind
As long as I foot the bill
I’m paying the cost to be the boss

Solo

Now that you’ve got me
You act like you ashamed
You don’t act like my woman
You’re just using my name

I tell you I’m gonna handle all the money
And I don’t want no back talk
‘Cause if you don’t like what I’m doing
Just pick up your things and walk

You gotta be crazy baby
Oh you must be out of your mind
As long as I’m paying the bills
I’m paying the cost to be the boss


Paying The Cost To Be The Boss – Chords & Guitar Lessons

This is a classic B.B King mid-tempo blues. The chord progression use the sliding 6 to 9 trick we find seemingly everywhere in this style.

The licks B.B produce here are brilliant combinations of minor and major pentatonic scales, a feast for the budding blues soloist!

Go to Paying The Cost To Be The Boss – Chords & Guitar Lessons.


B.B. King – Biography

The King Of The Blues, B.B. King is easily the most famous blues artist around.

With hits like The Thrill Is Gone and Paying The Cost To Be The Boss, B.B. will forever be known as one of the original blues giants.

Go to B.B. King – Biography.

Latest videos