FCS Daily Music Video – ‘Walking Blues’ Playing For Change

Robert Johnson, writer of ‘Walking Blues’


In honor of blues legend Robert Johnson’s birthday, we are proud to share our latest Song Around The World, “Walking Blues,” featuring Keb’ Mo’ along with musicians from six countries. Originally written and recorded by Son House in 1930, Robert recorded his own version in 1936. We started our version in Patagonia, Argentina with Roberto Luti and Nico Bereciartua playing slide guitars in front of a 100-year-old​ fig tree and with that raw performance, we added friends as we traveled to create a blues jam around the world.  Blues is always from the people for the people and this video creates a moment in time to come together and put all the darkness and division we face as a human race into the music so it can set us free.  Turn it up and enjoy!

Lyrics below

Woke up this morning, feel ’round for my shoes,
You know ’bout that babe, had them old walkin’ blues.
Woke up this morning, I feel ’round for my shoes,
You know ’bout that babe, Lord, I had them old walkin’ blues.

Leavin’ this morning, I had to go ride the blinds.
I’ve been mistreated, don’t mind dying.
This morning, I had to go ride the blinds,
I’ve been mistreated, Lord, I don’t mind dying.

People tell me walkin’ blues ain’t bad;
Worst old feeling I most ever had.
People tell me the old walkin’ blues ain’t bad.
Well it’s the worst old feeling, Lord, I most ever had.


Don Matthews
March 2021




Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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