Mississippi Fred McDowell - Untitled Live Blues Song





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Uploaded on Jan 30, 2009

This is a small excerpt from a long recording of a live show Fred played in Tacoma, Washington on 14th April, 1971.
To the best of my knowledge, the recording of the show is public domain, and is available from http://tela.sugarmegs.org/bands.aspx

The tune is the same as 'Fred's Worried Blues' (from the album 'Live in New York'), but the lyrics are different.

(transcribed by me, any mistakes are mine)

Way down in the fields, where I used to plow.
You know some folks say,
The worried blues ain't bad.
Lordy, some folks say,
The worried blues ain't bad.
Lord knows where I've been baby,
The worried blues I've had.
I woke up this morning,
The blues all around my bed.
Lord, I woke up this morning baby,
The blues all around my bed.
I went to eat my breakfast,
The blues all in my bread.
I believe in my my soul,
The blues gonna kill me dead.
You know my heart's full of sorrow,
Tears come rolling down.
Lord, my heart's full of sorrow,
The tears come rolling down.
Lord, baby, don't mistreat me,
I'm a stranger in your town.
Lord, if you make me welcome, baby,
Lord, honey, I'll go home with you.
Thank you.


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