The Ballad of Curtis Loew

Lynyrd Skynyrd

credits


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant
album: Track 5 in album Second Helping
release date: 1974
popularity : 349 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul
styles: Southern Rock/Blues Rock/Country Rock/Hard Rock
length: 4:52
producer: Al Kooper
drums: Bob Burns
lead vocals: Ronnie Van Zant
electric guitar: Ed King, Allen Collins and Gary Rossington
background vocals: Al Kooper
electric bass guitar: Leon Wilkeson
keyboard: Billy Powell
acoustic guitar & piano: Al Kooper
composer: Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins

Album Information

label: MCA Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping cover art

Lyrics

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Well, I used to wake the mornin'
Searchin' for soda bottles
Brought 'em down to the corner
Cash 'em in, and give my money

With white curly hair
He did not have a care
Used to play it 'cross his knee
He'd play all day for me
Play me a song
Well, I got your drinkin' money
People said he was useless
'Cause Curtis Loew was the finest picker

And maybe I was ten
But I'd go see him again
Try to stay in time
Then take another drink of wine
Play me a song
Well, I got your drinkin' money
People said he was useless
'Cause Curtis Loew was the finest picker


Nobody came to pray
And they chunked him in the clay
Playin' the black man's blues
That's all he had to lose
Play me a song
I wish that you was here so
People said he was useless
'Cause Curtis you're the finest picker

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Sweet Home Alabama
  • 2 I Need You
  • 3 Don't Ask Me No Questions
  • 4 Workin' for MCA
  • 5 The Ballad of Curtis Loew
  • 6 Swamp Music
  • 7 The Needle and the Spoon
  • 8 Call Me the Breeze