Cross Road Blues
Robert Johnson Lyrics


I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees
I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees
Asked the Lord above, "Have mercy, now, save poor Bob if you please"

Yeah, standin' at the crossroad, tried to flag a ride
Ooh-ee, I tried to flag a ride
Didn't nobody seem to know me, babe, everybody pass me by

Standin' at the crossroad, baby, risin' sun goin' down
Standin' at the crossroad, baby, risin' sun goin' down
I believe to my soul, now, poor Bob is sinkin' down

You can run, you can run, tell my friend Willie Brown
You can run, you can run, tell my friend Willie Brown
That I got the crossroad blues this mornin', Lord, baby, I'm sinkin' down

And I went to the crossroad, mama, I looked East and West
I went to the crossroad, baby, I looked East and West
Lord, I didn't have no sweet woman, ooh well, babe, in my distress

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Written by: Robert Johnson

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Aditya Kharade

I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees
I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees
Asked the Lord above, "Have mercy, now, save poor Bob if you please"

Ooh, standin' at the crossroad, tried to flag a ride
Ooh-ee, I tried to flag a ride
Didn't nobody seem to know me, babe, everybody pass me by

Standin' at the crossroad, baby, risin' sun goin' down
Standin' at the crossroad, baby, eee-eee, risin' sun goin' down
I believe to my soul, now, poor Bob is sinkin' down

You can run, you can run, tell my friend Willie Brown
You can run, you can run, tell my friend Willie Brown
That I got the crossroad blues this mornin', Lord, babe, I'm sinkin' down

And I went to the crossroad, mama, I looked east and west
I went to the crossroad, baby, I looked East and West
Lord, I didn't have no sweet woman, ooh well, babe, in my distress



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Jolynda Sams

This is THE song that made rock. That is literally what and all you need to know.

aldair martinez

@darrien ʊ thats what jealous racists say bud

darrien ʊ

@Adr V wym “and” ?? I was stating the obvious nothin hard to comprehend

Adr V

@darrien ʊ and?

BlackFlagsNRoses

@PJ818 when it comes to guitar blues is the template of rock. In fact not only guitar, but blues played an important factor in R&B (such as Louis Jordan) which became rock n roll. The blues guitar however was the most influential instrument in subsequent heavier hard rock staples. Blues created Rock and Heavy Metal what it was. The majority of popular music can be traced to the blues template. And Robert Johnson was the virtuoso who took the guitar to it’s limits in his time. The development and progression of popular music goes: Blues > Ragtime > Jazz (Big Band; Boogie-Woogie; Jump Blues) > R&B > Rock N Roll > Rock > Heavy Metal

Another branch of pop music as R&B developed and was blended with Gospel to create Soul > Funk > Dance (Disco; Techno; EDM) > Hip Hop

And of course in general the generic corporate genre of pop music itself that developed from all these influences to produce standard pop hits. All these and everything in between built from the Blues foundation, of which Johnson was one of many pioneers, but one of the most prolific of his times.

Ben Kelly

Papa Legba

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Samuel Lopes

Blues raiz.

Snazzy_Spaz

You could say he had ungodly talent.

monte merrick

@ᴊᴏʀᴅɪɪ ᴏɴ ᴘʟᴜᴛᴏ! okay. but still. no devil in the secret ingredients of Robert Johnson

ᴊᴏʀᴅɪɪ ᴏɴ ᴘʟᴜᴛᴏ!

@monte merrick nope

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