Who Sang Ridin' on the L & N? John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Cross Country Blues cover art
Release information
length: 2:54
producer: John Mayall
membranophone: Willie McNeil
engineer: John Hoier
guitar: Coco Montoya and Kal David
bass guitar: Bobby Haynes
Around the bend in the L&N
They loaded it down with a lot of men
The whistle blow and threw the switch
Nobody knew just-a which one switch
I'm ridin', ridin on the L&N
I ain't
jivin'
, ridin' on the L&N
Well a man named Quin on
the L&N
Runnin'
around on how she's been
Train slowed down and the men jumped off
I wasn't dead 'cause I heard him callin'
I'm ridin', ridin' on the L&N
I ain't jivin', ridin' on the L&N
(Adrian Day offers this alternate transcription for the 2nd verse:
Well a man named Glen got the L & N
Heading round all Harsh ? and then
Train slowed down and Glen jumped out
He wasn't dead cos I heard him shout)
A man named Mose with a great big nose
Sleepin' on that pile of toes
The doctor came and he rang the bell
The palla alla
get well, well, well
I'm ridin', ridin' on the L&N
I ain't jivin', ridin' on the L&N
(Adrian Day offers this alternate transcription for the 3rd verse:
Well a man named Mose with a greta big nose
He was sleeping on a pile of clothes
Conductor came and ran the bell
The porter hollered - well well well
(Spoken: Walter Trout on guitar!)

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Rock 'n' Roll Kitchen
  • 2 Rock It in the Pocket
  • 3 An Eye for an Eye
  • 4 Rise Again
  • 5 Keep on Rollin'
  • 6 The Same Old Blues
  • 7 Black Cat Moan (1981)
  • 8 A Long Long Way (1981)
  • 9 A Long Long Way (1984)
  • 10 High Rollin' Man
  • 11 Lonely Feelings
  • 12 Ridin' on the L & N
  • 13 My Babe
  • 14 Muddy Waters Blues
  • 15 Maggie's Boy
  • 16 Italiano Style
  • 17 Black Cat Moan (1984)