Malted Milk (Robert Johnson)

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:

1937 - Robert Johnson - Dallas, Texas - June 20, 1937 - ARC 7-10-65 Vocalion 03665 (2 takes, take 2 unissued) - Robert Johnson (voc, g)

1979 - Lucinda Williams - on: Ramblin'

1992 - Eric Clapton - Unplugged

1995 - Jonny Lang - on: Smokin'

1996 - King Dollar - on: House Of Blues

1997 - Brooks Williams & Jim Henry - on: Ring Some Changes

1997 - John Primer - on: Cold Blooded Blues Man

1998 - John Fohl - on: I Got News For You

2000 - Peter Green - on: Hot Foot Powder

2000 - John Hammond - on: Screamin' And Hollerin' the Blues

2001 - The Delta Souls - on: A Trip to the Roots Of the Blues

2001 - Peter Green Splinter Group - Me & The Devil

2003 - Mikey Junior - on: The 420 Sessions

2003 - Some Girls - Feel It

2005 - Son Lewis - on: Snake

2006 - MOTU - on: One Peace For the Road

2007 - Catfish Keith - on: If I Could Holler

2008 - Dr. Mojo - on: Package for You

2008 - Max Wolff - on: Got You On My Mind

2008 - Jimmy Joe Band - on: Live At James Blues Point

2008 - 4qj - on: Snap Out Of It

2009 - Travelin' Hellhound - on: Travelin' Hellhound

 

I keep drinkin' malted milk,
Tryin' to drive my blues away.
I keep drinkin' malted milk,
Tryin' to drive my blues away.
Baby, you just as welcome to my lovin',
As the flowers is in May.

Malted milk, malted milk,
Keep rushin' to my head.
Malted milk, malted milk,
Keep rushin' to my head.
And I have a funny, funny feelin',
An' I'm talkin' all out my head.

Baby, fix me one more drink,
And hug your daddy one more time.
Baby, fix me one more drink,
And hug your daddy one more time.
Keep on stirrin' my malted milk, mama,
Until I change my mind.

My door knob keeps on turnin',
It must be spooks around my bed.
My door knob keeps on turnin',
Must be spooks around my bed.
I have a warm, old feelin',
And the hair risin' on my head.