Down By The Riverside
Memphis Minnie Lyrics


I live in a cabin, way down by the riverside
I live in a cabin, way down by the riverside
Just me myself, one old motherless child

I have walked this walk, ′til my feets done got tired
Lordy lord, 'til my feets done got tired
Tryin′ to make it to my cabin, way down by the riverside

Lonesome, lonesome ____ me
Ooh look at the cloud

I fall on my knees when the clouds begin to rise
I fall on my knees when the clouds begin to rise
In my little old cabin, way down by the riverside

Writer(s): John Bernard Toorish

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elizabeth childers

first she learned to play the banjo.. by 13 she had run off from her mother and father, hitched all the way to memphis where she stayed and became the undisputed queen of the blues. mother of the blues in my opinion. not only could she beat out tampa and big bill, but she could also beat up any man with whatever she found handy if they set her off. memphis minnie recorded from the 20s to the 50s... thats impressive.

SonnyMcGhee

This is a great recording by a great artist. In a contest she supposedly beat out Big Bill Broonzy and Tampa Red. Now that would of been something to see

Hans Gustafsson

Great music, great musician

slideharp1

Love this - I don't know which of her husbands is on the other guitar - many men tried, many men died. Great singer, great blues.

Sherrard

I live in a cabin, way down by the riverside
I live in a cabin, way down by the riverside
Just me myself, one old motherless child

I have walked this walk, 'til my feets done got tired
Lordy lord, 'til my feets done got tired
Tryin' to make it to my cabin, way down by the riverside

Lonesome, lonesome __ me
Ooh look at the cloud

I fall on my knees when the clouds begin to rise
I fall on my knees when the clouds begin to rise
In my little old cabin, way down by the riverside

1941

lucripet

Never heard of Minnie. Wow! Now I have and being redundant....WOW! Thanks for this.

Trevor McKenna

But there ain't nothin' in ramblin' better just stayin' around.

almostablaze

😎 thanks #middaybluesbreak

SonnyMcGhee

@yefjj Very true