Phonograph Blues
Robert Johnson Lyrics


Beatrice, she got a phonograph
And it won't say a lonesome word
Beatrice got a phonograph
But it won't say a lonesome word
What evil have I done?
What evil has the poor girl heard?

Beatrice, I love my phonograph
But you broke my windin' chain
Beatrice, I love my phonograph
But you have broke my windin' chain
And you taken my lovin'
And you gave it to your other man

Now we played it on the sofa, now
We played it 'side the wall
My needles have got rusty, baby
It will not play at all
We played it on the sofa
And we played it 'side the wall
But my needles have got rusty
And it will not play at all

Beatrice, I go crazy
Baby, I will lose my mind
Baby, I go crazy
Honey, I will lose my mind
Why don't you bring your clothes back home
And try me one more time?

She got a phonograph
And it won't say a lonesome word
She got a phonograph
Ooh, won't say a lonesome word
What evil have I done?
Oh, what evil has the poor girl heard?

Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: ROBERT LEROY JOHNSON

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Comments from YouTube:

thawthepast

Thank you and more...!*!*!*!*!*!

ThePonyIsGone

thankso for uploading this champ i feel the blues

ExistentialGirl

I thoroughly enjoyed this...thanks for posting. (Please, share more if you got it!)

546bananaman

oh my god you have uploads of both robert johnson and buckethead. you qualify for the status of incredible human

Julian Salas

so ive been playing guitar for 6 years especially blues, and i thought i mastered the blues then i hear this guy...

Abraham Flores

love this melody , it hits the soul

Nivicoman

@Max0Inq Most likely microphones picked up the sound, it was amplified enough to drive a cutting head (electromagnetic pickup in reverse) and scribed the grooves right then and there. And yes there was no mixing and overdubbing back then it was all in real time.

yuromacviva

this is the kindhearted matrix ,I love the other version ,no one ever mentions how good this guy was at changing his backing for his singing.

mokboh

@warlordzephyr Damn straight! I get so irritated sometimes by people that are so hell bent on meter, and following the "rules" of writing, time sig's and the like. It always seems to cut you off or put inside this imaginary little box that you dare venture outside of. It's ALL in the "pulse", that bending, and ebb and flow. That's why I love to hear all drummers that are a little "off" time in switching of time segments, because it makes it real and not a machine! Rock on!

Fabio Murisoca

Espetacular

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