Look Down the Road Lyrics

Skip James


album: Track 16 in album She Lyin'
release date: 1964
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genres: Blues
styles: Delta Blues
length: 3:01

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Look Down The Road 3:16 Trk 17
Nehemiah Curtis 'Skip' James
Skip James - vocal and piano
Album: Blues From The Delta
From Vanguard 'Today!' album 1966
VSD 79219
Vanguard Records CD 96517-2 1998
Transcriber: Awcantor@aol.com


Note: hyphen=word unsung


Look down the road
'Fer as my eyes could see
Hey-hey, yeah
'Fer as my eyes could see
And I couldn't see nothin'
Looked like mine, to me

I don't want no woman
Stay out all night long
Yeah, hey-hey-hey
She stay out all night long
I don't want no woman
Don't know right from wrong

I wouldn't have a rooster
He won't crow 'fore day
Yeah, hey-hey-hey
He won't crow 'fore day
I wouldn't have a hen
Won't cackle when she lay

I don't want no woman
Got hair like drops a-rain
Hey-hey-hey
Got hair like drops a-rain
Boy, you know this a shame
It's a pity an a cryin' shame

(guitar)

I ain't gon' no holler
Comin' the road you're down'
Hey, hey-hey-hey
Comin' on the road you're down
I'm gon' stand right here, 'till my
Mustache drag the ground

Mama, low
Papa, saw her and so
Hey-hey-hey-hey
Papa, saw her an s-
She walk like my baby
But she comin' too slow

That's the reason
I look down the road
'Fer as my eyes could see
Hey-hey-hey-hey
'Fer as my eyes could -
Then I couldn't see nothin'
Looked like mine, to me.

~


Track Listing

  • 1 All Night Long
  • 2 Broke & Hungry
  • 3 I'm So Glad
  • 4 Bad Whiskey
  • 5 Cypress Grove Blues
  • 6 Catfish
  • 7 Goin' Away to Stay
  • 8 Crow Jane
  • 9 Devil Got My Woman
  • 10 She Lyin'
  • 11 Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
  • 12 Drunken Spree
  • 13 Black Gal
  • 14 Illinois Blues
  • 15 Worried Blues
  • 16 Look Down the Road