Who Sang Dirty Water? John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Stories cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2002-8-27
length: 5:54
Well I don't need you hangin' round my door
Tryin' to drag me back down to the shore
And I ain't gonna drink your dirty water no more
Well I got wet from my head down to my legs
And I drank dirty water down to the dregs
But I won't do it again I don't care who begs

[Chorus]
Dirty water, now what's that for
Dirty water, I ain't drinkin' no more
I ain't drinkin' no more

You got a lie underneath your tongue where it
Can't be seen
And you want to put the truth on guillotine
But you might as well put out a fire with gasoline
Well you can serve dirty water from a golden cup

You can try to lock up the truth but the door won't shut
'Cause the truth just keeps comin' out like blood from a cut

[Chorus]

You can try to sweeten dirty water up with grenadine
But I can still read you just like a magazine
And I ain't gonna drink no more till the water runs clean

[Chorus]

Baby you got the kind of love that I can't afford
And I don't have a taste for what's in that glass you poured
Now I ain't gonna drink that dirty water no more

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Southside Story
  • 2 Dirty Water
  • 3 Feels Just Like Home
  • 4 Kids Got the Blues
  • 5 The Witching Hour
  • 6 Oh, Leadbelly
  • 7 Demons in the Night
  • 8 Pride and Faith
  • 9 Kokomo
  • 10 Romance Classified
  • 11 I Wished I Had
  • 12 Pieces and Parts
  • 13 I Thought I Heard the Devil
  • 14 The Mists of Time