Preachin' Blues
Robert Johnson Lyrics


Mmmmmm I woke up this mornin'
Ah, blues walkin' like a man
I woke up this mornin'
Ah, blues walkin' like a man
Worried blues
Give me your right hand

And the blues fell mama's child
Tore me all upside down
Blues fell mam's child
And it tore me all upside down
Travel on, poor Bob
Just can't turn you 'round
The blu-u-u-u-ues
Is a low-down shakin' chill
(Yes, preach 'em now).

Mmmmm mmmmm
Is a low-down shakin' chill
You ain't never had 'em,
I hope you never will
Well, the blues
Is a achin' old heart disease
(Do it now. You gon' do it?
Tell me about it.)
Let the blues
Is a low-down achin' heart disease
Like consumption
Killing me by degrees

I can study rain
Oh, oh drive, oh, oh, drive my blues
I been studyin' the rain and
I'm 'on drive my blues away
Goin' to the stil'ry
Stay out there all day

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Mathieu Schuler

Mmmmm-mmmmm
I's up this mornin'
Ah, blues walkin' like a man
I's up this mornin'
Ah, blues walkin' like a man
Worried blues
Give me your right hand
And the blues fell, mama's child
Tore me all upside-down
Blues fell, mam's child
And it tore me all upside down
Travel on, poor Bob
Just can't turn you 'round
The blues
Is a low-down shakin' chill
Yes, preach 'em now
Mmmmm-mmmmm
Is a low-down shakin' chill
You ain't never had 'em, I
Hope you never will
Well, the blues
Is a achin' old heart disease
Do it, now
You gon' do it?
Tell me all about it
Said the blues
Is a low-down achin' heart disease
Like consumption
Killing me by degrees
I can study rain
Oh, oh drive, oh, oh, drive my blues
I been studyin' the rain and
I'm gon drive my blues away
Goin' to the 'stil'ry
Stay out there all day



Jason Crisp

The song is phonetically genius. But two parts of the lyrics are even more so.
The second verse "travel on poor Bob" is in my opinion" travel on so far."

The second part on the last verse of I can study rain .
I believe the lyrics are actually

I been stutterin' or , or die, or or , drive my blues ( the stuttering "or's" add credence to this )
The second part of the same verse is the same as the accepted lyrics
I've been study rain and I'm going to drive my blues away.
I believe when you listen to Johnson's lyrics more you pick up the verbal nuances that make it extremely unique.



All comments from YouTube:

slap n pop

His technical skill was just unreal, it sounds like two pairs of hands are playing.

AshtrayAnnie

@Mabu Dia Thats not what hes talking about. It has nothing to do with playing fingerstyle. Hes talking about basically playing multiple parts at once, along with slapping the guitar. Jimi Hendrix was also known for playing rythm and lead at the same time, while switching simultaneously and without fault

Tony Mostrom

@Contact Info and falsified

wailnshred

That's how the rumors of a deal with the devil started.

Fredde Karlsson

One hand is Roberts, the other the Devil...
Excellent music!

kelvyquayo

hun biggs "give me your right hand"

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DUK5TAH

this song is impossible to play on my air guitar

SilenceDoGood777

This guy was the Paganini of guitar, no doubt.

Jonathan

@E. G Tecnica imposible? No tocaste nunca un instrumento

E. G

@Jonathan es tu visión y esta perfecto aunque Robert jhonson tocó y toca cada vez que lo escucho como los dioses eso que toca es una técnica imposible y todo con un sentimiento una expresividad inigualable y si fue un virtuoso como el violinista y tal vez sea algo que no comprendas sería también música para músicos desde ahí el concepto de como lo hace? ?el santo grial de blues man

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