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44 Blues
Roosevelt Sykes Lyrics


Lord I walked all night long with my 44 in my hand
Lord I walked all night long with my 44 in my hand
I've been looking for my woman and I found her with another man

I wore my 44 so long, you know it made my shoulder sour
Well I wore my 44 so long, until it made my shoulder sour
After I do what I want to I'm gonna wear my 44 no more

Bye bye

Well I got a little cabin and my cabin is number 44
Well I got a little cabin and my cabin is number 44
When I wake up every morning I can hear the wolf scratching my door

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Jean-Michel Dehalu

Lord I walked all night long with my forty four in my hand
Lord I walked all night long with my forty four in my hand
I've been looking for my woman and I found her with another man
I wore my forty four so long, you know it made my shoulder sour
Well I wore my forty four so long, until it made my shoulder sour
After I do what I want to I'm gonna wear my 44 no more
Bye bye
Well I got a little cabin and my cabin is number forty four
Well I got a little cabin and my cabin is number forty four
When I wake up every morning I can hear the wolf scratching my door



All comments from YouTube:

ronald gurri

Man I love this song. This by far the best version I have heard hands down.

Luke99

This sounds like delta blues played on a piano in the style of RJ

Jean-Michel Dehalu

Lord I walked all night long with my forty four in my hand
Lord I walked all night long with my forty four in my hand
I've been looking for my woman and I found her with another man
I wore my forty four so long, you know it made my shoulder sour
Well I wore my forty four so long, until it made my shoulder sour
After I do what I want to I'm gonna wear my 44 no more
Bye bye
Well I got a little cabin and my cabin is number forty four
Well I got a little cabin and my cabin is number forty four
When I wake up every morning I can hear the wolf scratching my door

TedSilar

He's playing simultaneously in three different rhythms!

doctorsamurai

From Wikipedia : The differing interpretations of the phrase 'forty-fours' — the train number 44, the .44 caliber revolver and the 'little cabin' on which was the number 44, presumably a prison cell.

Jasper Chance

ciao

VJDxp

The .44 Magnum was not around, but .44 caliber revolvers and rifles were around in the late 19th century.

doctorsamurai

I don't know the original author. 44 is a blues standard in 1920 that Sykes recorded in 1929.

Domenic Raye

Arguing about the history of a gun when there are notes to be listening to... shame.

Kat Masterson

hey doc, sorry so late to reply. (exploding teeth!) hey I appreciate your 'thinking' of googling or Wick-ening the phrase 55.. SMART! FINALLY it does make some sense. I knew the song was 'one of those that really do it well..' But now I have an idea of the lingo that explains the title. We have to support local blues artists, its not all boo-hoo and the crowds are not rowdy or just drunk. All ages, cool crowds. Jimi, SRV, Muddy, Albert King, Robben Ford, - so many styles

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