Come On In My Kitchen (Robert Johnson)

melody from "Sitting on Top of the World" (Mississippi Sheiks)

Sources:

Gissing, Werner: Mississippi Delta Blues: Formen und Texte von Robert Johnson (1911-1938). (Beiträge zur Jazzforschung. Studies in Jazz Research). Graz, 1986.

Wikipedia

Sheet Music:

King of Spades Music

Recordings:

1937 - Robert Johnson - San Antonio, Texas - Nov. 23, 1936 - ARC 7-07-57 Vocalion 03563 (2 takes, second take first released on Columbia CL1654) - 2'47 - Robert Johnson (v,g)

1968 - Paul Geremia - on: Just Enough

1972 - John Renboum - on: Faro Annie

1973 - Steve Miller Band - on: The Joker

1973 - Johnny Winter

1973 - Paul Williams & Friends - on: In Memory of Robert Johnson

1980 - Guitar Slim - L+R

1981 - Don Preston - on: Sacre Blues

1981 - Guitar Slim - on: The Introduction to Living Country Blues USA

1983 - Richard Weihs - Extraplatte, on: Blueslieder - "Kumm Hea"

1988 - Taj Mahal - London UK - DRG 91441, on: Big Blues: Live at Ronnie Scott's (released 1990) - Taj Mahal (v,g), Wayne Henderson (kb), Ward Allen (b), Ozie Williams (d), Kester Smith (perc), Carey Williams (v)

1991 - Allman Brothers Band - on: Shades of Two Worlds

1991 - Johnny Shines - on: Back to the Country

1992 - Henning Staerk Band - on: Small Town - Saturday Night

1992 - Robert Lucas - on: Built for Comfort

1992 - Rory Block - on: Ain't I a Woman

1993 - Cassandra Wilson - on: Blue Light 'Til Dawn

1994 - Tonky Blues Band - Groovin the Blues

1995 - Peach Cobbler - Ajax, on: Georgia Peach

1995 - Taj Mahal - April 1994 - Santa Barbara CA - Water Lily 46, on: Mumtaz Mahal - Taj Mahal (v,g), V.M. Bhatt (mohan vina), N. Ravikiran (chitra vina)

1996 - Son Lewis - on: Next Train Smoking

1996 - Taj Mahal - Oct. 6, 1993 - Bremen GER - Ruf 1009, on: An Evening of Acoustic Music (released 1996) - Taj Mahal (v,p,g,bj) - "Stagger Lee"

1997 - Geoff Bartley - on: Hear the Wind Howl

1997 - Michael "Hawkeye" Herman - May 21, 1995 - OWR/Topaz, on: Blues Alive!

1997 - Johnny Winter - on: Live At the Texas Opry House

1997 - Kristina Olsen - on: Live from Around the World

1998 - Chris Thomas King

1998 - Backsliders - on: Downtime

1998 - Chris Jones - on: Free Man

1998 - Radiotones - on: Gravel Road

1999 - Geoff Bartley - Waterbug, on: Hear That Wind Howl

2000 - Hitman Blues Band - on: Blooztown

2000 - Peter Green / Nigel Watson - on: Hot Foot Powder

2000 - Rick Carroll & Wicked Blue - on: Semi Automatic Slim

2000 - Universal Blues Band - on: Get On the Blues Train

2001 - Michael J. Miles - on: The Magic Banjo

2001 - Michael Juan Nunez - on: Michael Juan Nunez

2001 - Michel Montecrossa - on: Michel Montecrossa sings Jimmie Rodgers: Country Roots

2002 - Tom Doughty - on: The Bell

2002 - Roger "Hurricane" Wilson - on: Pastime

2002 - Steve Johnson - on: Devine State of Apathy

2003 - Dylan-Thomas Vance - on: Bittersweet

2003 - John Hammond - At the Crossroads: The Blues of Robert Johnson

2003 - Chris Thomas King - July 1998-Feb. 28, 1999 - on: The Roots: The Soul of Chris Thomas King

2003 - Keb' Mo' - on: Martin Scorsese presents the Blues

2003 - The Roots - on: The Roots

2003 - Wildsang - on: Blues

2003 - Willie Murphy - on: I Got a Secret

2004 - Blues At Midnight - on: Blues Tribute to Eric Clapton

2004 - Connye Florance - on: A Take On Robert Johnson

2004 - Eric Clapton - on: Me and Mr. Johnson

2004 - George DeVore - on: Young Guitar Slingers - Texas Blues Evolution

2004 - Melanie Mason - on: Lonesome Is It

2004 - Pyeng Threadgill - on: Sweet Home - The Music of Robert Johnson

2004 - W.D. Dailey - on: Fingerpickin' Blues from the Hills of West Virginia

2005 - Dan Stevens - on: Road to Memphis "It Hurt's Me Too/Come On In My Kitchen

2005 - Galea - Diary of a Bad Housewife

2005 - Terraplane - on: Untitled

2006 - Ben B. Beckendorf - on: Blues Cafe

2006 - Beth Scalet - on: Roadwork

2006 - Crooked Still - on: Shaken By a Low Sound

2006 - Donna Lynn Kay - on: Electric Blue

2006 - Rory Block - on: The Lady and Mr. Johnson

2007 - Biber Herrmann - on: Rainbow Walker

2007 - Blues in Vein - on: Original Blues Trio

2007 - Mark Tolstrup - on: The Back Roads of America

2007 - Paul Jones, Dave Kelly - SPV, on: Live At the Ram Jam Club

2007 - Porterdavis - on: Live At Eddie's Attic

2007 - Rico Enriquez - on: Return To Blues

2007 - Terrina Russell-Cook - on: Terrina's Wings

2007 - Wuide Wachl - on: Babbalabb "Kuchl"

2008 - Anne Weiss - on: Concrete World and the Lover's Dream

2008 - The Guitar All-Stars - on: Crossroads: The Eric Clapton Sessions

2008 - Kara Grainger - on: Grand and Green River

2008 - Missy Burgess - on: Lemon Pie

2008 - Simply Red - on: Stars

2008 - Zither Manä - on: Bühne frei! Live aus München

2009 - Kay Foster Jackson - on: My Favorite Things

2009 - Palatán Blues Band - on: Tuta Stanote "Vien qua drento in cusina"

2009 - Woody Mann + Susanne Vogt - on: Out of the Blue

 

see also: Sitting On Top Of The World

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Version Take 1

Mmm,
Mmm,
Mmm,
Mmm.
You'd better come on in my kitchen,
Babe it's going to be rainin' outdoor.

Ah the woman I love,
Took from my best friend.
Some joker got lucky,
Stole her back again.
You'd better come on in my kitchen,
babe it's going to be rainin outdoors.

Ah-ah she's gone,
I know she won't come back again.
I've taken the last nickel,
out of her nation sack.
You'd better come on in my kitchen,
babe it's going to be rainin outdoors.

(Spoken:
Baby,
Can't you hear that wind howl?
Oh,
How the wind howl!)
You better come on in my kitchen,
Babe, it's goin' to be rainin' outdoor.

When a woman gets in trouble,
Everybody throws her down.
Lookin for her good friends,
None can be found.
You'd better come on in my kitchen,
Babe it's goin' to be rainin' outdoors.

Winter time's comin,
It's gonna be slow.
You can't make the winter babe,
Thats dry long so.
You'd better come on in my kitchen,
Ah-ah, it's goin' to be rainin' outdoor.

Version Take 2:

Mmm,
Mmm,
Mmm,
Mmm.
You better come on in my kitchen,
It's goin' to be rainin' outdoor.

When a woman get in trouble,
Everybody throws her down.
Lookin' for her good friend,
None can be foun'.
You better come on in my kitchen,
It's goin' to be rainin' outdoor.

Mm, the woman I love,
Took from my best frien'.
Some joker got lucky,
Stole her back again.
She better come on in my kitchen,
It is goin' to be rainin' outdoor.

(Spoken:
Mama,
Can't you hear that wind howl?
Oh,
How the wind do howl!)
You better come on in my kitchen,
Babe, it's goin' to be rainin' outdoor.

Mm, woman that I love,
I pray to see.
She's up on the country,
Won't write to me.
It is better come on in my kitchen,
Goin' to be rainin' outdoor.

I went to the mountain,
Far as my eyes could see.
Some other man got my woman,
Lonesome blues got me.
But she better come on in my kitchen,
'Cause it's goin' to be rainin' outdoor.

My mama's dead,
Papa left today.
Ain't got nobody,
To the love and care for me.
She better come on in my kitchen,
'Cause it's goin' to be rainin' outdoor.