Crossroads
Cream Lyrics


I went down to the crossroads, fell down on my knees
Down to the crossroads fell down on my knees
Asked the lord above for mercy, "take me, if you please"

I went down to the crossroads tried to flag a ride
Down to the crossroads tried to flag a ride
Nobody seemed to know me, everybody passed me by

Well, I'm going down to Rosedale, take my rider by my side
Going down to Rosedale, take my rider by my side
We can still barrelhouse, baby, on the riverside

Going down to Rosedale, take my rider by my side
Going down to Rosedale, take my rider by my side
We can still barrelhouse, baby, on the riverside

You can run, you can run tell my friend boy Willie Brown
Run, you can run tell my friend boy Willie Brown
And I'm standing at the crossroads believe I'm sinking down

Thank you, Eric Clapton lead, uh vocal

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Written by: Robert Johnson

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

ch33zy_bizkitz

I went down to the crossroads
Fell down on my knees
Down to the crossroads
Fell down on my knees
Asked the Lord above for mercy
Take me, if you please
I went down to the crossroads
Tried to flag a ride
Down to the crossroads
Tried to flag a ride
Nobody seemed to know me
Everybody passed me by
Well, I'm going down to Rosedale
Take my rider by my side
Going down to Rosedale
Take my rider by my side
You can still borrow a house, baby
On the riverside

Going down to Rosedale
Take my rider by my side
Going down to Rosedale
Take my rider by my side
You can still borrow a house, baby
On the riverside

You can run, you can run
Tell my friend boy Willie Brown
Run, you can run
Tell my friend boy Willie Brown
And I'm standing at the crossroads
Believe I'm sinking down



apleasantsymmetry

I went down to the crossroads
Fell down on my knees
I went down to the crossroads
Fell down on my knees
Asked the Lord above for mercy
"Save me if you please"

I went down to the crossroads
Tried to flag a ride
I went down to the crossroads
Tried to flag a ride
Nobody seemed to know me
Everybody passed me by

I'm going down to Rosedale
Take my rider by my side
I'm going down to Rosedale
Take my rider by my side
You can still barrelhouse, baby
On the riverside

You can run, you can run
Tell my friend-boy Willie Brown
You can run, you can run
Tell my friend-boy Willie Brown
And I'm standing at the crossroads
Believe I'm sinking down



All comments from YouTube:

MerkinMuffly

3:15 Still the greatest guitar solo ever, in my opinion. Not the fastest, not the most difficult, just the best.

Four seasons

To each his own and all, but I'm sorry
That solo is painfully boring and predictable to me.. would highly recommend you check out some amazing solos with actual melodies (instead of running up and down the minor pentatonic scale) such as Deep peace by Devin Townsend, Octavarium by Dream theater, Cryin' by Joe Satriani , Estranged by Guns n roses, Acrid placidity by Meshuggah, La villa strangiato by Rush and list goes on...

Sölve Rosenlöf

I agree til 100 percent.

Chairman Bunker

It honestly sounds pretty sloppy. Not one of Clapton's best solos and Clapton isn't even close to being a top 10 guitarist.

Jacob Seidman

simple always wins

skip towne

@Joseph Bieke Comparing Rush to Cream is like comparing hamburger to prime rib.

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Guitarpaul

The greatest guitar solo of it's time, it had everything, even Hendrix was mesmerised by Cream. The interesting thing about this solo is if you learn to play it, it will teach you everything you can do on a guitar (apart from tapping and whammy bar techniques). It will teach you double stops, double bends, slides, hammer ons, pull offs, vibrato etc. I also believe this is the most complete solo Clapton ever performed, it's melodic, intense, fast, accurate, and had every single thing in it Clapton knew how to do at the time. Then you have the sublime to ridiculous bass and drums, what a song, what a band they were, but this recorded track is my favourite memory of cream, we are fortunate to be able to listen to it from time to time.

Brandon Winter

@AmericanIsraeliJew Cant blame them!🤣

AmericanIsraeliJew

Everything you wrote rings so true. Back then the kids were writing "Eric Clapton is God" on the walls.

Guitarpaul

@Oh My Another Random YouTube It's a great song to learn guitar from for sure, I am impressed you find it easy, it took me quite a while to learn it and it was many years ago when i did. I used to know the second solo equally well, now that is much more difficult and I seem to have forgotten it completely .... all those hours forgotten but integrated into my playing all the same :)

Keep up the practice!

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