Love In Vain (Robert Johnson)

similar to "How Long How Long Blues" or "When the Sun Goes Down" ? (Leroy Carr)

for this titel also Michael Walaschek, Steve Tannen and others are also 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

Sheet Music:

King of Spades Music

Recordings:

1939 - Robert Johnson - Dallas, Texas - June 20, 1937 - Vocalion 04630 (4 takes, take 1 first released on Kokomo K1000 (only first pressing, 1967?), take 2 and 3 unissued) - Robert Johnson (voc, g)

A record of Robert Johnson's Love In Vain Blues, issued by Vocalion Records

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And I followed her to the station,
With her (my) suitcase in my hand.
And I followed her to the station,
With a suitcase in my hand.
Well, it's hard to tell, it's hard to tell,
When all your love's in vain,
All my love's in vain.

When the train rolled up to the station,
I looked her in the eye.
When the train rolled up to the station,
And I looked her in the eye.
Well, I was (felt) lonesome, I felt so (was) lonesome
And I could not help but cry:
All my love's in vain.

When the train, it left the station,
With two lights on behin'.
When the train, it left the station,
With two lights on behind.
Well, the blue light was my blues
And the red light was my min':
All my love's in vain.

Ou hou ou ou ou
Hoo, Willie Mae.
Oh oh oh oh oh hey
Hoo, Willie Mae.
Ou - hee vee - oh, woe,
All my love's in vain.