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Famous Blues Covers: Allman Brothers Band, "Statesboro Blues"

 

Photo courtesy of Lyndon Family / Big House Museum collection

The Allman Brothers Band recorded "Statesboro Blues" at the Fillmore East in March 1971 and first released it on the 1971 album "At Fillmore East"








It is a blues song written by Blind Willie McTell, who recorded it in 1928.




"Wake up momma, turn your lamp down low

Wake up momma, turn your lamp down low
You got no nerve, baby
To turn uncle John from your door
I woke up this morning, I had them Statesboro Blues
I woke up this morning, I had them Statesboro Blues
Well, I looked over in the corner, baby
And Grandpa seemed to have them too
Well, my momma died and left me
My poppa died and left me
I ain't good looking, baby
But I'm somewhat sweet and kind
I'm goin' to the country
Baby, do you want to go?na
'Cause if you can't make it, baby
Your sister Lucille said she wanna go
And I sure will take her
I love that woman
Better than any woman I've ever seen
Well, I love that woman
Better than any woman I've ever seen
Well, she treat me like a king, yeah, yeah, yeah
And she look like a doggone queen
Oh, wake up momma, turn your lamp down low
Wake up momma, turn your lamp down low
You got no nerve, baby
To turn uncle John from your door."

Source: Musixmatch
Composed by Blind Willie McTell
Lyrics of Statesboro Blues © Peer International Corporation

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