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Backwater Blues

Big Joe Williams


4 Nov 1961
cd imgCARNEGIE CHAPTER HALL 1961
cd imgTHE DYLAN'S ROOT (T-101)
cd imgHARD TIMES IN NEW YORK CITY (T-518)
cd imgIN THE PINES (T-645)

  Live, Carnegie Chapter Hall, NYC - 4.nov.1961  

Well it rained five days and the skies turned black as night.
Lord it rained five days and the skies turned black as night.
There was trouble takin' place in the lowlands at night.

Lord I went up on top of high old lonesome hill.
Lord I went up on top of high old lonesome hill
On my house blew down but I can't live there no more.

Backwater blues done caused me to pack my things and go.
Backwater blues done caused me to pack my things and go.
'Cause my house blew down, lord I can't live there no more.

Mmmmm, Mmmmm.

Lord, I've never seen such stormwinds in my life.
Lord, I've never seen such stormwinds in my life.
But they're just about to kill me, kill my baby and my wife.

Well it rained five days and the skies turned black as night.
Lord, it rained five days and the skies turned black as night.
There was trouble takin' place in the lowlands at night.
    

 Recording dates & record list

4 Nov 1961 1 CARNEGIE CHAPTER HALL 1961
THE DYLAN'S ROOT (b)
HARD TIMES IN NEW YORK CITY (b)
IN THE PINES (b)