One Way Out
Sonny Boy Williamson Lyrics


Raise your window
I ain't goin' out that door
Raise your window
I ain't goin' out that door
'Cause the man out there might
Be your man, I don't know
If you raise your window
I can ease out soft and low
If you raise your window
I can ease out soft and low
Your neighbors gonna be talkin'
That stuff, me don't know
Ain't but one way out
I ain't goin' out that door
Ain't but one way out
I ain't goin' out that door
If I get away this time
I won't be caught no more
Ain't but one way out
I ain't goin' out that door
Ain't but one way out
I ain't goin' out that door
If I get away this time
I won't be caught no more

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, GULF COAST MUSIC LLC, Capitol CMG Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: MARSHALL E SEHORN, ELMORE JAMES, SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON

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Denny Petfield

just a great track! And yes it is sad to only have this many views of the original version of this tune covered and made famous by the ABB. 

todd holmes

I first heard this song on the "Eat A Peach" album by the Allman Brothers Band. As usual the original is far better. BUT The Allman Bros. get an "A" for effort.

Noel Stafford

The original is by Elmore James, but yeah, Gregg took this one, obviously.

trfesok

Originally written and recorded by Elmore James. SBW put it out first as a single in 1962. Of course, covered by The Allmans and Los Lobos. All are in my ABB playlist. Thanks for the upload!

Ernesto De La Serna

Buddy Guy is a musical genius and LEGEND who gave this song a revamping for the Allman Brothers to latch onto and made a version of "Good Morning Little School Girl" that Johnny Winter And could wail on. Not to mention inspiring Eric Clapton's vision for Cream to be "Buddy Guy with a rhythm section". How transformative could one musician be?

chuck u farlie

A vamp is a repeating musical figure, like a guitar riff. In jazz, Latin jazz, and musical theater it’s often given for the accompaniment so that they can repeat as necessary during intros or solos, in which case it may be noted as “vamp until ready” or “vamp until cue.” Depending on the style and band, players may improvise on the vamp. The “open vamp” appears synonymous with “vamp till ready.” Buddy Guy brings forth this riff, or "vamp" here on this version of this song, which was earlier recorded differently by Elmore James. A vamp is a pattern, usually a simple pattern like one or two chords, that you keep repeating for the purpose of getting into a groove or letting one of the musicians take a solo.

Larry N

Thank you, professor.

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JIM SOWDER

EXCELLENT !

Cochise

ONE WAY OUT It's the way to go!!

chris sto

Not to be pedantic, but I would point out that this is Sonny Boy Williamson II--Alex Miller--and not John Lee Curtis, the original Sonny Boy Williamson. Damn good track, regardless.

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