FCS Daily Music Video – ‘Crossroads’ Cream

Writer Robert Johnson

Cream were a British rock band formed in London in 1966. The group consisted of bassist Jack Bruce, guitarist Eric Clapton, and drummer Ginger Baker. Bruce was the primary songwriter and vocalist, although Clapton and Baker also sang and contributed songs. Formed from members of previously successful bands, they are widely regarded as the world’s first supergroup. Cream were highly regarded for the instrumental proficiency of each of their members. Tensions between Bruce and Baker led to their decision in May 1968 to break up,

Ginger Baker died in 2019 and Jack Bruce in 2014

Lyrics below

I went down to the crossroads
Fell down on my knees
I went down to the crossroads
Fell down on my knees
Asked the Lord above for mercy
“Save me if you please”

I went down to the crossroads
Tried to flag a ride
I went down to the crossroads
Tried to flag a ride
Nobody seemed to know me
Everybody passed me by

I’m going down to Rosedale
Take my rider by my side
I’m going down to Rosedale
Take my rider by my side
You can still barrelhouse, baby
On the riverside

You can run, you can run
Tell my friend-boy Willie Brown
You can run, you can run
Tell my friend-boy Willie Brown
And I’m standing at the crossroads
Believe I’m sinking down

Don Matthews
June 2021




Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

4 thoughts on “FCS Daily Music Video – ‘Crossroads’ Cream

  1. Great blues song, obvious by how many have recorded it. Granted Cream did the best rendition, however Johnson’s was superior for the time and he was one of the first blues artists to be recorded.

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