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When You Got a Good Friend
Robert Johnson Lyrics


When you got a good friend, that will stay right by your side
When you got a good friend, that will stay right by your side
Give her all of your spare time, love and treat her right

I mistreated my baby, and I can't see no reason why
I mistreated my baby, but I can't see no reason why
Every time I think about it, I just wring my hands and cry

Wonder could I to bear apologize, or would she sympathize with me?
Mmm-mmm-mmm, would she sympathize with me?
She's a brown-skin woman, just as sweet as a girlfriend can be

Mmm-mmm, babe, I may be right or wrong
Baby, it's your opinion, oh, I may be right or wrong
Watch your close friend, baby, then your enemies can't do you no harm

When you got a good friend, that will stay right by your side
When you got a good friend, that will stay right by your side
Give her all of your spare time, love and treat her right

Lyrics © THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: ROBERT JOHNSON

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songbird main

why is it when people talk about blues/soul/gospel...people are always trying to prove that whites can do it too? I'm black and i dont think a blues singer/musician sucks because they are white...i think they stink if they have no soul. I've seen black american gospel choirs cheer on european gospel choirs...both good. just different types of voices. Most great black soul and blues artists have played with Amazing white artists...because music is UNIVERSAL.

Pierre Right-winger

Thank you

Gary Hackett

Yeah, check Rory Gallagher 😉

Dan

songbird main, you have captured it perfectly in words. Very well said.

jonnhy qwango

Blues is felt, no matter the colour, someone once said, if you dont know what jazz is, i wont explain it. Same goes for blues, if you dont feel it ya dont know. I love blues i love the guitar an the singing an vaguly understand how they felt. N so on so forth

Critique Everything

songbird main Preach it, brother!

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Paul West

This cat invented the riff you hear now with the fifths, which became the staple for all rock and roll rhythm -- from Chuck Berry to the Beatles. That's why he's so important, and called the Father of the Blues (should really be called the Godfather of Rock and Roll). Not to mention no one had a voice like his, with its haunted microtones and soul-piercing cries. And his guitar playing? Just like his voice: unable to be imitated. You can get close, but that's all. The best efforts from the greatest modern guitarists will always produce inferior results in comparison with the original. That's why he is hailed as a genius and shrouded in demonic legend. How the hell did he do it?

Freedom Ring

Paul West practice over and over it makes perfect.

MJS376

Good genetics coupled with determination?

Jake J

@DigitalUnderground7 Practice? We talkin' 'bout practice?!

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