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Down the Dirt Road Blues
Charley Patton Lyrics


I'm goin' away, to a world unknown
I'm goin' away, to a world unknown
I'm worried now, but I won't be worried long

My rider got somethin', she's tryin'a keep it hid
My rider got somethin', she's tryin'a keep it hid
Lord, I got somethin' to find that somethin' with


I feel like choppin', chips flyin' everywhere
I feel like choppin', chips flyin' everywhere
I been to the Nation, oh Lord, but I couldn't stay there

Some people say them oversea blues ain't bad
(spoken: Why, of course they are)
Some people say them oversea blues ain't bad
(spoken: What was a-matter with 'em?!)
It must not a-been them oversea blues I had

Every day seem like murder here
(spoken: My God, I'm no sheriff)
Every day seem like murder here
I'm gonna leave tomorrow, I know you don't bid my care

Can't go down any dirt road by myself
Can't go down any dirt road by myself

(My Lord, who ya gonna carry?)
I don't carry my, gonna carry me someone else

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: CHARLEY PATTON

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Pretzel Girl

It is just flat out amazing that all of the percussion accompaniments employed in this song come from Charlie's hands and feet as he plays and sings...how I wish I could have seen him play in person...

Smoothie

Only one picture of him is known too! The only remainings of him are his voice and this one picture. Almost nothing of him really is known else than that

Jack Burdock

I agree, it's only him and no else! To bad there's no footage of him playing!

PinkOld

To Miguel Castellanos, I'm glad to see that someone other than me thinks Charlie sounds like an American Indian at times, especially here.
It makes sense, since Charlie was of mixed heritage, including Cherokee.

Julie Kirby

https://youtu.be/Ni7fAqjA0BE There’s a documentary on Prime called “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” He’s included. Actually how I first heard of him!

dread true

PinkOld
Interesting comment.

Spaceman Rob

That rhythm is incredible! Definitely has a native American vibe to it.

dB Music Group

@billy bonney apparently indian, african american and caucasian

billy bonney

i remember son house and honeyboy edwards saying he was indian

Jerry James

Many of his songs are sung with his patent native Cherokee chant style singing, I fricking love it!

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