FCS Daily Music Video – ‘Statesboro Blues’ Blues Caravan

Sorry about the slightly muffled vocal

Enjoy the passing train

The song is about a guy in Statesboro, Georgia, who wakes up restless – he’s got the “Statesboro blues.” He’s ready to go on the move, leaving his mean woman behind in the process. 

Lyrics below

“Statesboro Blues”

Wake up momma, turn your lamp down low;
Wake up momma, turn your lamp down low.
You got no nerve baby, to turn Uncle John from your door.

I woke up this morning, I had them Statesboro Blues,
I woke up this morning, had them Statesboro Blues.
Well, I looked over in the corner, and Grandpa seemed to have them too.

Well my momma died and left me,
My poppa died and left me,
I ain’t good looking baby,
But I’m somewhat sweet and kind.

I’m goin’ to the country, baby do you wanna go?
But if you can’t make it baby, your sister Lucille said she wanna go.
(and I sure will take her).

I love that woman, better than any woman I’ve ever seen;
Well, I love that woman, better than any woman I’ve ever seen.
Well, now, she treat me like a king, yeah, yeah, yeah,
And she look like a dog gone queen.

Wake up momma, turn your lamp down low.
Wake up momma, turn your lamp down low.
You got no nerve babe, to turn Uncle John from your door.

Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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