Blackberry Blossom Lyrics

Michelle Shocked


writers: Abbey Lincoln
album: Track 11 in album Arkansas Traveler
release date: 1991
popularity : 16 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
Blackberry blossom when the summertime came?
The blackberry blossom, oh the last time I saw one
Was down in the bramble where I rambled in the spring
The bramble was wild I was torn by the briars
My love he wooed me as I lie there
With a flower in my hair and my cheeks all flashy
Was the blackberry blossom from the blackberry bush

When I picked the berry I didn't miss the blossom
The blackberry blossom was white as the snow
But the berry that it brings is sweeter than molasses
And black as the wings of the Arkansas crow
The Arkansas crow is a devil and a demon
Known for his cackling and his screaming


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