Hellhound On My Trail (Robert Johnson)

melody from Skip James' "Devil Got My Woman" (1931)

for the titel "Hellhound On My Trail" are also Manfred Paul Galden, Jan Klare, Anders Lundemark and Kim Mathiesen registered for the copyright [GEMA]

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 - Dallas, Texas - June 20, 1937 - ARC 7-09-56 Vocalion 03623 (2 takes, take 1 unissued) - Robert Johnson (v,g)

(1964) - Big Joe Williams - 1964 - Chicago IL - Storyville 181, on: Blues All Around My Bed-Blues Scene USA Vol. 3 - Big Joe Williams (v,g), Bill Foster (g)

1966 - Big Joe Williams - ? - July 29, 1964-Sept. 26, 1964 - on: Classic Delta Blues - CBS 63813 ... - Big Joe Williams (v,g (6-string))

1968 - Fleetwood Mac - on: Fleetwood Mac

1968 - Paul Geremia - on: Just Enough

1969 - David Rea - on: Maverick Child

1970 - Mountain - Live On the Canadian Festival Express 1970

1972 - Alexis Korner - on: Bootleg Him!

1991 - Backsliders - on: Hellhound

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

1993 - Peter Lamson - on: Lookin' at the Blue Side of Things

1996 - Rearl Blues Frizz - on: Down the Tracks

1997 - Daddy Squeeze and the Doctor - on: Too Sweet To Die

1997 - Rory Block - on: Gone Woman Blues

2000 - Peter Green - on: Hot Foot Powder

2001 - Alvin Youngblood Hart & James Corron - on: Hellhound On My Trail

2001 - Peter Green Splinter Group - on: Me & The Devil

2001 - Sleazy Geezer - on: Geezerphoelia

2002 - Blues Goblins - on: Blues Goblins

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

2004 - Dani Tzukerman - on: Sanhedrin

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

2004 - Miles Nielsen - on: Judgement Day: Song Of Robert Johnson

2005 - Jeremy Lyons - on: Live At the Dragon's Den

2006 - Blues Divine - on: That's What It Takes

2006 - Ernie Southern - on: Prozac Blues

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

2006 - Sting & Edin Karamazv - on: Live From the Labyrinth

2008 - W.D. Dailey - on: Wild Bill's Blues

2009 - Jimmy Wolf - on: I've Been Drifting From Door To Door

2009 - Nell Bryden - on: Iraq

2009 - Travelin' Hellhound - on: Travelin' Hellhound

I got to keep movin', I got to keep movin'.
Blues falling down like hail, blues falling down like hail.
Mmm, blues fallin' down like hail, blues fallin' down like hail.
And the day keeps on remindin' (worryin'?) me, there's a hellhound on my trail,
Hellhound on my trail, hellhound on my trail.

If today was Christmas eve, if today was Christmas eve,
And tomorrow was Christmas day.
If today was Christmas eve and tomorrow was Christmas day
(spoken: Oh, wouldn't we have a time, baby)
All I would need is my little sweet rider.
Just to pass the time away, ah-ha, to pass the time away.

You sprinkled hot foot powder, mmm, around my door,
All around my door.
You sprinkled hot foot powder, all 'round your daddy's door.
It keep me with ramblin' mind rider.
Every ol' place I go, every ol' place I go.

I can tell the wind is risin', the leaves tremblin' on the tree
Tremblin' on the tree.
I can tell the wind is risin', leaves tremblin' on the tree.
All I need is my little sweet woman,
And to keep my company, mmmm, hey, my company.