Last Fair Deal Gone Down (Robert Johnson)

similar to "Another Man Done Gone" and "Baby, Please Don't Go", "There Is Somebody Knockin' On Your Door"

Sources:

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

Sheet Music:

King of Spades Music

Folk Blues: 113 amerikanische Folk Blues für Gesang, Klavier und Gitarre/Jerry Silverman. Mainz u.a., 1979

Recordings:

1937 - Robert Johnson - San Antonio, Texas - Nov. 27, 1936 - ARC 7-04-60 Vocalion 03445 (2 takes with the same number?) - Robert Johnson (voc, g)

(1965/66) - The Rising Sons - Los Angeles CA? - Columbia 52828, on: The Rising Sons (released 1992) - The Rising Sons (Taj Mahal (v,h,kb,g), Ry Cooder (v,g), Jesse Lee Kincaid (v,g), Gary Marker (b), Ed Cassidy (d)

1981 - Bowling Green John Cephas & Harmonica Phil Wiggins - on: American Folk Blues Festival '81

1984 - John Cephas & Phil Wiggins - on: Sweet Bitter & Blues

1991 - David Olney - on: Roses

1995 - Backsliders - on: Wide Open

1995 - Rainer - on: Barefoot Rock With Rainer & Das Combo

1996 - Keb' Mo' - on: Just Like You

1999 - Peter Green Splinter Group - on: Soho Session

2002 - Cephas & Wiggins - on: Somebody Told the Truth

2002 - TVH - on: Night Raid On Lisbon Street

2003 - Piet Botha and Jack Hammer - on: Live At the Nile

2003 - Rory Block - on: Last Fair Deal

2004 - Antowaine Richardson - on: A Take On Robert Johnson

2004 - Crooked Still - on: Hop High

2004 - Eric Clapton - on: Me And Mr Johnson

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

2004 - T-99 - on: Strange Things Happen

2005 - Peter Green Splinter Group - on: Soho Live At Ronnie Scotts

2006 - Jim Byrnes - on: House of Refuge

2006 - Ken Hamm - on: Live '05

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

2007 - Christophe Rime - on: Live

2007 - The Levees - on: The Levees

2007 - Steve Gardner - on: Jericho

2008 - Doug Simmons - on: Johnons's Muddy Farm

2008 - Kath Bloom & Loren Connors - on: Sing the Children Over & Sand In My Shoe

2009 - Mark Sterling - on: Take From It What You Need

2009 - Nisse Thorbjom - on: CPH Slim

2009 - Palátan Blues Band - on: Tuta Stanote - "L' afar el zé ndà mal"

It's the last fair deal goin' down,
Last fair deal goin' down,
It's the last fair deal goin' down, good lord,
On that Gulfport Island Road.

Ida Belle don't cry this time,
Ida Belle don't cry this time,
If you cry 'bout a nickel, you die 'bout a dime,
She wouldn't cry, but the money won't mine.

I love the way you do,
I love the way you do,
I love the way you do, good lord,
On this Gulfport Island Road.

My captain's so mean on me,
My captain's so mean on me,
My captain's so mean on me, good lord,
On this Gulfport Island Road.

Take camp, baby, and sing,
Camp, baby, and sing,
Let's camp, baby, and sing, good lord,
On that Gulfport Island Road.

I've the last fair deal gone down,
It's the last fair deal gone down,
It's the last fair deal gone down, good lor',
On this Gulfport Island Road.

I'm workin' my way back home,
I'm workin' my way back home,
I'm workin' my way back home, good lord,
On this Gulfport Island Road.

And that thing don't keep a-ringin' so soon,
That thing don't keepa- ringin' so soon,
And that thing don't keep a-ringin' so soon, good lord,
On that Gulf an' Port Island Road.