Help Me
Sonny Boy Williamson Lyrics


You got to help me
I can't do it all by myself
You got to help me, baby
I can't do it all by myself
You know if you don't help me darling
I'll have to find myself, somebody else

I may have to wash, I may have to sew
I may have to cook, I might mop the floor
But you help me baby
You know if you don't help me darling
I'll find myself somebody else

When I walk, you walk with me
When I talk, you talk to me
Oh baby, I can't do it all by myself
You know if you don't help me darling
I'll have to find myself, somebody else
Help me, help me darlin'

Bring my nightshirt
Put on your morning gown
Oh, bring my nightshirt
Put on your morning gown
Darlin' I know we sleep bare
But I just don't feel like lyin' down, oh yeah keep

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Written by: Joni Mitchell

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Sonja Dietz

You got to help me
I can't do it all by myself
You got to help me, baby
I can't do it all by myself
You know if you don't help me darling
I'll have to find myself, somebody else

I may have to wash, I may have to sew
I may have to cook, I might mop the floor
But you help me baby
You know if you don't help me darling
I'll find myself somebody else

When I walk, you walk with me
When I talk, you talk to me
Oh baby, I can't do it all by myself
You know if you don't help me darling
I'll have to find myself, somebody else
Help me, help me darlin'

Bring my nightshirt
Put on your morning gown
Oh, bring me my nightshirt
Put on your morning gown
Darlin' I know we sleep bare
But I just don't feel like lyin' down, oh yeah keep



Bigknocker

I first got into SBW II as a 19 or 20 year-old after I read an article about harmonica players written by Noel Coppage in Stereo Review magazine around 1973-74. A few weeks later I happened to find the double album set "This is My Story" in a bargain bin for sale for $2.99 at New Wave Music in Pittsfield, MA.

I couldn't believe how awesome this song was when I first put it on my turntable and cranked it up. After that, I bought lots of blues harmonica albums, and every album I could get my hands on that featured SBW II. I bought blues albums from Arhoolie Records, Discontinued Records in L.A., and even drove to Chicago to check out some record stores there.

In 1984 , I had a dream that I had picked up a hitchhiker, and had Sonny Boy playing "Help Me" on my car stereo. In my dream, we talked about blues for a few minutes, and then the guy asked me how many albums I had of Sonny Boy, and without hesitation, I told him "13." I had never consciously counted the albums and noted the number.

When I woke up, I ran out into my living room and started fingering through the 450 albums that I had. I had over 120 blues harmonica albums, and...had EXACTLY 13 SBW II albums.

This is, without a doubt, my favorite blues tune of all time. I'm 66 now, and when I go, party on everybody, but PLEASE play this song at my funeral!!



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Peivand Ryks

Possibly the best harmonica blues song ever recorded. A masterpiece

Nite Howl

You said it!

Sonny Carlsen

I could not agree more brother. Truly a masterpiece.

jellyrollbaker

Hell Yessss.....🤗

Emilie Guerette

Sometimes I feel the need to listen to that particular song...

Emilie Guerette

That's one brutal song. So unpolished and real... It gets to me every time.

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Dj london Sad

Not just the harmonica, he sings as well, and does it very well....

Larry DuVall

smooth real smooth

Paul Crosby

Hearing this always takes me back to the sixties when I walked down the steps for the first time into the cellar that was The Twisted Wheel club in Manchester. It gave me goose bumps then and it still does.

Dean Wright

My first hearing was in the early 80s, I was at Uni on the windswept north coast of Ireland, my friend had a top floor garret room and somehow had a cassette of SBW II. We must have listened to that tape hundreds of times. As a musician I marvel at the expressivity of his harp playing to this day. We loved the lyrics. Your funeral and my trial! Obviously so much stuff other bigger stars did was a paler or just plain louder immitation.

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