Blackberry Blossom

Michelle Shocked


writers: Abbey Lincoln
album: Track 11 in album Arkansas Traveler
release date: 1991
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Blues Rock/Country Rock/Folk Rock/Alternative Rock
length: 3:32

Album Information

country(area): United States
script: Latin

Cover Art

Michelle Shocked Arkansas Traveler cover art


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Can you tell me what happened to the blossom
The blackberry blossom, oh the last time I saw one
The bramble was wild I was torn by the briars
With a flower in my hair and my cheeks all flashy

The blackberry blossom was white as the snow
And black as the wings of the Arkansas crow
Known for his cackling and his screaming
From the blackberry blossom and the blackberry bush
I was picking berries when that crow flew above me
Now each spring I lay a blackberry blossom
The Arkansas clay is rocky and hard
And the day settles down to an evening hush


Track Listing

  • 1 33 rpm Soul
  • 2 Come a Long Way
  • 3 Secret to a Long Life
  • 4 Contest Coming (Cripple Creek)
  • 5 Over the Waterfall
  • 6 Shaking Hands (Soldier's Joy)
  • 7 Jump Jim Crow / Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah
  • 8 Hold Me Back (Frankie & Johnny)
  • 9 Strawberry Jam
  • 10 Prodigal Daughter (Cotton Eyed Joe)
  • 11 Blackberry Blossom
  • 12 Weaving Way
  • 13 Arkansas Traveler
  • 14 Woody's Rag