Crossroads
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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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MerkinMuffly

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

Robby R

Listening to that part again, it reminds me of Leslie West's tone.

syd

@giovanni21b its 2021 now its 2022 but its gen z. People are no longer allowed to have opinions, everyone takes an opinion as a fact and they get triggered hard trying to prove them wrong while its just an opinion

Strider

sorry to burst your bubble baby but it's 100% plagiarized

GW Perch

Jimi liked it...

mejsjalv

Gotta put it into context. This was a bit before this kind of thing became commonplace. Clapton does throw some killer blues licks that by now are just what you'd call "classic rock" language on the guitar.

Love me some Clapton 'cause I also love his voice, his acoustic playing, his phrasing... but for guitar alone still gotta go for Jeff Beck, 'cause he just went further with the guitar than his contemporaries and is still giving anxiety attacks to aspiring guitarists, as he's been doing pretty much since the beginning.

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penguin99ify

3 guys playing live on stage and recorded with ancient technology.  Kicks more ass than any 10 bands today.

Himaryous

These kids today with their dumb clothes and crazy hair and bad music it's just noise noise noise. Why in my day, music was good. That was music, b'gum. I want all these dumb kids off my lawn. The world should have stopped in my day. Change is bad. Except the change that led to my day. All previous generations music and hair and clothes were bad, and all subsequent is bad, just my day is good.

Robert Depyssler

The bands today couldn't carry the equipment for the bands of the past like Cream, Grand Funk, Jimmy Hendrix and the hundreds of other greats. Now the airways are polluted with Hip Hop and Rap.

Johan Ericsson

Originally one guy and his guitar kicked more ass than ANY band today

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