Terraplane Blues
Robert Johnson Lyrics


And I feel so lonesome, you hear me when I moan
And I feel so lonesome, you hear me when I moan
Who been drivin' my Terraplane for you since I been gone?

I'd said I flash your lights, mama, you horn won't even blow
Somebody's been runnin' my batteries down on this machine
I even flash my lights, mama, this horn won't even blow
Got a short in this connection, hoo well, babe, it's way down below

I'm goin' heist your hood, mama, I'm bound to check your oil
I'm goin' heist your hood, mama, mmm, I'm bound to check your oil
I got a woman that I'm lovin', way down in Arkansas

Now, you know the coils ain't even buzzin', little generator won't get the spark
Motor's in a bad condition, you gotta have these batteries charged
But I'm cryin', please, please don't do me wrong
Who been drivin' my Terraplane now for you since I been gone?

Mr. highway man, please don't block the road
Please, please don't block the road
'Cause she's reachin' a cold one hundred and I'm booked and I got to go

Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm
You, you hear me weep and moan
Who been drivin' my Terraplane now for you since I been gone?

I'm gon' get down in this connection, keep on tanglin' with your wires
I'm gon' get down in this connection, oh well, keep on tanglin' with these wires
And when I mash down on your little starter, then your sparkplug will give me fire

Lyrics © THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: ROBERT LEROY JOHNSON

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And I feel so lonesome, you hear me when I moan
And I feel so lonesome, you hear me when I moan
Who been drivin' my Terraplane for you since I been gone?
I'd said I flash your lights, mama, you horn won't even blow
Somebody's been runnin' my batteries down on this machine
I even flash my lights, mama, this horn won't even blow
Got a short in this connection, hoo well, babe, it's way down below
I'm goin' heist your hood, mama, I'm bound to check your oil
I'm goin' heist your hood, mama, mmm, I'm bound to check your oil
I got a woman that I'm lovin', way down in Arkansas
Now, you know the coils ain't even buzzin', little generator won't get the spark
Motor's in a bad condition, you gotta have these batteries charged
But I'm cryin', please, please don't do me wrong
Who been drivin' my Terraplane now for you since I been gone?
Mr. highway man, please don't block the road
Please, please don't block the road
'Cause she's reachin' a cold one hundred and I'm booked and I got to go
Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm
You, you hear me weep and moan
Who been drivin' my Terraplane now for you since I been gone?
I'm gon' get down in this connection, keep on tanglin' with your wires
I'm gon' get down in this connection, oh well, keep on tanglin' with these wires
And when I mash down on your little starter, then your sparkplug will give me fire



All comments from YouTube:

Bill Westwood

Robert Plant said that Terraplane Blues was the main influence for Zeppelin's "Trambled Under foot". So back here lies the magic that influenced so many artists in 60's and 70's .. and still does of course

Julian Pike

@blackl1steddrums haha that's what brought me here

blackl1steddrums

Thats why Im here, because of what Plant said, it's awesome to hear the source, I'm very honored to have the pleasure.

TVicc

Yeah but, Did you know that it was Son House the one who influenced him on how to play guitar?

Richard Clarke

incredible - 80 years old and I can still enjoy this ! thanks.

stacyblue1980

You have so many stories from life- im sure.
Bless and peace and all the comforts you dream of
I do hope for you.
Peace.
Take care of you and yours and smile on us when we need it.
Pray and hope for us out in this strange old world.
God bless sir.

Thomas Colantuono

hell yea richard, thanks for comin

J Macvoy

the harmonics in the turnaround 

oh my god.

i never really noticed them .. so much to take in here. 

Ben The Benevolent

Was just reading about this song- he could have done a lot more, but records in that time period had to be only 3 minutes long on each side.

Rob Mackenzie

A late friend of mine fell asleep on a beach along Lake Ontario during the war.  He'd been stood up by a girl, so he drank the bottle of wine he'd brought and passed out.
As he slept he got run over by a (Hudson) Terraplane.  He survived with a lot of broken ribs.  Talk about "Terraplane Blues".

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