FCS Daily Music Video – ‘Forty Four Blues’ Little Feat (1977)

Little Feat is an American rock band formed by lead vocalist and guitarist Lowell George and keyboardist Bill Payne in 1969 in Los Angeles. George disbanded the group because of creative differences shortly before his death in 1979. Surviving members re-formed Little Feat in 1987 and the band has remained active to the present.

Forty-Four” or “44 Blues” is a blues standard whose origins have been traced back to early 1920s Louisiana. However, it was Roosevelt Sykes, who provided the lyrics and first recorded it in 1929, that helped popularize the song. “Forty-Four,” through numerous adaptations and recordings, remains in the blues lexicon eighty years later.

Lyrics below


“Forty-Four”

I wore my forty four so long, I’ve made my shoulder sore
I wore my forty four so long, I done made my shoulder sore
Well, I’m wonderin’ everybody, where’d my baby go

Well, I’m so mad this mornin’, I don’t know where in the world to go
Well, I’m so mad this mornin’, I don’t know where in the world to go
Well, I’m lookin’ for me some money, pawned gun to have some gold

Published by donmatthewspoetry

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