Special Rider Blues Lyrics

Skip James


publisher: ©WYNWOOD MUSIC CO. INC.
writers: Skip James
album: Track 13 in album Today!
release date: 1966
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length: 3:10

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I ain't got no, special rider here
I ain't got no, no special rider here
I ain't got nobody
To love and feel my care

I woke up this mo'nin
Looked at spec-special risin' sun
I woke up this mo'nin
I looked at special risin' sun
Now, I pray up to the good Lord
That my special rider, she would come

I got up off-a my pallet
I laid down 'cross my bed
I got up off my pallet
An I laid down across my bed
When I went to eat my breakfast
An the blues was all in my bread

You know, I got a letter
How do you reck'in it read?
I got a letter
An how do you reck'in it read?
You better hur' up an come home
Because yo' special rider, she's dead

That's the reason I ain't
Got no special rider
Rider, here
That's the reason I ain't
Got no special rider, here
Now, I ain't got nobody
To love and feel my care.

Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Hard Times Killing Floor Blues
  • 2 Crow Jane
  • 3 Washington D.C Hospital Center Blues
  • 4 Special Rider Blues
  • 5 Drunken Spree
  • 6 Cherryball
  • 7 How Long
  • 8 All Night Long
  • 9 Cypress Grove
  • 10 Look Down the Road
  • 11 My Gal
  • 12 I'm So Glad