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Cross Road Blues
Robert Johnson Lyrics


I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees
I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees
Asked the Lord above, "Have mercy, now, save poor Bob if you please"

Yeah, standin' at the crossroad, tried to flag a ride
Ooh-ee, I tried to flag a ride
Didn't nobody seem to know me, babe, everybody pass me by

Standin' at the crossroad, baby, risin' sun goin' down
Standin' at the crossroad, baby, risin' sun goin' down
I believe to my soul, now, poor Bob is sinkin' down

You can run, you can run, tell my friend Willie Brown
You can run, you can run, tell my friend Willie Brown
That I got the crossroad blues this mornin', Lord, baby, I'm sinkin' down

And I went to the crossroad, mama, I looked East and West
I went to the crossroad, baby, I looked East and West
Lord, I didn't have no sweet woman, ooh well, babe, in my distress

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Written by: Robert Johnson

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Aditya Kharade

I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees
I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees
Asked the Lord above, "Have mercy, now, save poor Bob if you please"

Ooh, standin' at the crossroad, tried to flag a ride
Ooh-ee, I tried to flag a ride
Didn't nobody seem to know me, babe, everybody pass me by

Standin' at the crossroad, baby, risin' sun goin' down
Standin' at the crossroad, baby, eee-eee, risin' sun goin' down
I believe to my soul, now, poor Bob is sinkin' down

You can run, you can run, tell my friend Willie Brown
You can run, you can run, tell my friend Willie Brown
That I got the crossroad blues this mornin', Lord, babe, I'm sinkin' down

And I went to the crossroad, mama, I looked east and west
I went to the crossroad, baby, I looked East and West
Lord, I didn't have no sweet woman, ooh well, babe, in my distress



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Pop Culture Collectables LC

This is THE song that made rock. That is literally what and all you need to know.

PJ818

@Frapzoid Chuck Berry, one of the best early rock guitarists, cited Louis Jordan as his prime influence. The harder edged blues rock acts of the late 1960s/early 1970s would have had a harder time gaining a purchase if the more danceable early rock hadn't laid the groundwork.

I have danced to Led Zeppelin, specifically to Dancing Days, Hot Dog, South Bound Suarez, and Whole Lotta Love. I'll absolutely grant Black Sabbath isn't the most danceable of acts.

I get that Robert Johnson had an influence on rock, heck, Cream did their cover of Cross Road Blues; but I really do think that how important he was to it is blown a bit out of proportion.

I'm sometimes a contrarian. I also hold the opinion that Elvis Pressley is overrated compared to Carl Perkins and Chuck Berry. I get that Elvis was very big, but he was more a performer than an artist.

Frapzoid

@PJ818 This is the recording that started it all. You talk about danceable energy? Yeah how often do you dance to Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath? Some people don't know how to dance anyway.

ITILII

Robert Johnson the first of the 27 club, and the King of the Blues !!! "I can't play the way Robert Johnson could, and I've never heard of anyone else who could, either" - Eric Clapton

The Norty Nova

@Jugg2n bruh it’s not a transaction if you don’t make it till the end of your life man died too young if I was the devil I would of let him suffer longer and live longer

Macias712

Ummmmm no it didn’t lol

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Snazzy_Spaz

You could say he had ungodly talent.

Lorraine Daniels

Yes, maybe

Archive Of CVR and ATC Recordings

Sad that he was poisoned

Hi It's Cupid

ahaa i get your joke

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