Back Water Blues
LaVern Baker Lyrics


When it rains five days and the skies turn dark as night
When it rains five days and the skies turn dark as night
Then trouble's takin' place in the lowlands at night
I woke up this mornin', can't even get out of my door
I woke up this mornin', can't even get out of my door
There's been enough trouble to make a poor girl wonder where she want to go

Then they rowed a little boat about five miles 'cross the pond
Then they rowed a little boat about five miles 'cross the pond
I packed all my clothes, throwed them in and they rowed me along
When it thunders and lightnin' and when the wind begins to blow
When it thunders and lightnin' and the wind begins to blow
There's thousands of people ain't got no place to go

Then I went and stood upon some high old lonesome hill
Then I went and stood upon some high old lonesome hill
Then looked down on the house were I used to live

Backwater
Blues done call me to pack my things and go
Backwater blues done call me to pack my things and go
'Cause my house fell down and I can't live there no more

Mm, I can't move no more
Mm, I can't move no more
There ain't no place for a poor old girl to go

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Najponk Jazz

Great tribute to Bessie Smith!!!! This record is The Real Deal!!!! THE BLUES!!!!

James Bradley McCallum

just awesome singing... great arrangement... top shelf tribute to Bessie...

David Anthony Stone

great singer

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