Who Sang Back Water Blues? LaVern Baker

LaVern Baker Precious Memories / Sings Bessie Smith cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1985
length: 4:42
vocal: LaVern Baker
Some other versions of "Back Water Blues"

Lyrics
When it rains five days and the skies turn dark as night
When it rains five days and the skies turn dark as night
Then trouble's takin' place in the lowlands at night
I woke up this mornin', can't even get out of my door
I woke up this mornin', can't even get out of my door
There's been enough trouble to make a poor girl wonder where she want to go

Then they rowed a little boat about five miles 'cross the pond
Then they rowed a little boat about five miles 'cross the pond
I packed all my clothes, throwed them in and they rowed me along
When it thunders and lightnin' and when the wind begins to blow
When it thunders and lightnin' and the wind begins to blow
There's thousands of people ain't got no place to go

Then I went and stood upon some high old lonesome hill
Then I went and stood upon some high old lonesome hill
Then looked down on the house were I used to live

Backwater
Blues done call me to pack my things and go
Backwater blues done call me to pack my things and go
'Cause my house fell down and I can't live there no more

Mm, I can't move no more
Mm, I can't move no more
There ain't no place for a poor old girl to go

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Precious Memories
  • 2 Carrying the Cross for My Boss
  • 3 Just a Closer Walk With Thee
  • 4 Touch Me, Lord Jesus
  • 5 Didn't It Rain
  • 6 Precious Lord
  • 7 Somebody Touched Me
  • 8 In the Upper Room
  • 9 Journey to the Sky
  • 10 Everytime I Feel the Spirit
  • 11 Too Close
  • 12 Without a God
  • 13 Gimme a Pigfoot
  • 14 Baby Doll
  • 15 On Revival Day
  • 16 Money Blues
  • 17 I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle
  • 18 Back Water Blues
  • 19 Empty Bed Blues
  • 20 There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight
  • 21 Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  • 22 After You've Gone
  • 23 Young Woman's Blues
  • 24 Preaching the Blues

  • Release information
    label: Collectables
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 090431641521
    script: Latin