Statesboro Blues (Blind Willie McTell)

registered as composers for the copyright on this titel are Ernest B. McTell (sic!) and Taj Mahal [GEMA]

Sources:

Wikipedia

Sheet Music:

Peer International Corp.

Recordings:

1928 - Blind Willie McTell - Atlanta GA - Oct. 17, 1928 - 47187-3 Victor 38001 - Blind Willie McTell (v,g) -

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1964 - The Holy Modal Rounders - Ace, on: Holy Modal Rounders

1964 - John Hammond - Vanguard, on: Country Blues - John Hammond (v,g,h) - "Statesborough Blues"

(1965/66) - The Rising Sons - Los Angeles CA? - Columbia 52828, 2 tks 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)

1966 - Dave Van Ronk - on: No Dirty Names

1966 - Koerner, Ray & Glover - Aug. 1965 - Red House, on: Return of Koerner, Ray & Glover

1967 - The Youngbloods - Edsel, on: The Youngbloods

1968 - Taj Mahal - Aug. 21, 1967 - Columbia 9579, on: Taj Mahal - Henry Saint Clair Fredericks (v,h,g), Ry Cooder (g,md), Jesse Ed Davis (g,p), James Thomas (b), Sandy Konikoff (d)

1969 - Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera - Repertoire, on: Ride a Hustlers Dream

(1970) - The Allman Brothers Band - July 3/5, 1970 - Atlanta GA - Epic/Legacy, on: Live at the Atlanta International Pop Festival: July 3 & 5, 1970 (released 2003)

1971/71? - Roy Book Binder - Genes/Adelphi, on: Travelin' Man

1971 - The Allman Brothers Band - March 12/13, 1971 - Polydor, on: At Fillmore East

1972 - Chris Smither - Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 1971 - Tomato, on: Don't It Drag On

1977 - Pat Travers - Majestic Rock, on: Makin' Magic

1978 - The Charlie Daniels Band - Epic, on: Volunteer Jam, Vol. 3-4

1979 - Taj Mahal - Geneva Switzerland - Cat 81002/3, on: At the New Morning Bues Festival - Taj Mahal (v,g)

1985 - Kingfish - Relix, on: Alive in '85

1990 - Taj Mahal - Sept. 24, 1988- London UK - DRG 91441, on: Big Blues: Live at Ronnie Scott's - Taj Mahal (v,g), Wayne Henderson (kb), Ward Allen (b), Ozie Williams (d), Kester Smith (perc), Carey Williams (v)

1991 - The Blue Rider Trio - Mapleshade, on: Preachin' the Blues

1992 - Rising Sons - Columbia/Legacy, on: Rising Sons Featuring Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder

1995 - The John Dummer Blues Band - Indigo, Nine by Nine

1996 - Frank Christian - Palmetto, Mister So and So

1996 - Johnny Jenkins - Capricorn, on: Blessed Blues

1996 - John Sebastian - Music Master, on: I Want My Roots

1997 - Big Joe Maher

1997 - Homesick Mac & Sam Mitchell - Wolf, on: Two Long from Home

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

1997 - Winter, Johnny - on: Relix's Best of the Blues

1998 - Jeremy Wallace - Feb.-April 1997 - Palmetto, on: My Lucky Day

1998 - Randall Lee Rainwater - RLR, on: Rainwater Rd.

1998 - Rory Block - Rounder, on: Confessions of a Blues Singer - Rory Block (v,g)

1999 - Aashid Himons - Soptek, on: West Virginia Hills

1999 - Paul Geremia - Red House, on: Devil's Music

2000 - Alice Stuart - Country Con Fusion, on: Crazy with the Blues

2000 - Bryan Jacobs - Orchard, on: Remington Steel

2000 - Deep Purple - June 1975 - Purple, on: Days May Come and Days May Go: The 1975 California Rehearsals

2000 - Dan Fogelberg - Chicago, on: Live: Something Old New Borrowed...And Some Blues

2000 - Eugene Huggins - Saloon, on: Life Is a Nightmare

2000 - Harlem Slim - Harlem Slim, on: Delta Thug

2000 - Bryan Jacobs - Orchard, on: Remington Steel

2002 - Kenny Edwards - FireHeart Productions, on: Kenny Edwards

2003 - Pat Donohue - Bluesky, on: Big Blind Bluesy

2004 - Mare Edstrom - Spiritone, on: Inside the Blues

2004 - Rick Tobey - Louisiana Red Hot/Peggy Saw Us, on: Chickenhead Blues

2005 - Lauren Sheehan - Wilson River, on: Two Wings

2006 - Ed Maly - Hot Texas Tunes, on: Walking Shoe Blues

2007 - Mike Wilhelm - Dec. 1993 - Last Call, on: Live at the Cactus

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

2007 - Ricky Paquette - Preservation, on: Live! At Montreal Int'l Jazz Fest

2007 - The Venice Bluecats - AWB, on: Perfect Example

2008 - Nightwing - Timeline, on: 8472

2009 - The Devil Makes Three - Milan, on: Do Wrong Right

? - Chris English - Mahepya, on: 1-13-07

Version Blind Willie McTell:
Wake up mama, turn your lamp down low.
Wake up mama, turn your lamp down low.
Have you got the nerve to drive papa McTell from your door.

My mother died and left me reckless, my daddy died and left me wild, wild, wild.
Mother died and left me reckless, daddy died and left me wild, wild, wild.
No, I'm not good lookin', but I'm some sweet woman's angel child.

You're a mighty mean woman, to do me this a-way.
You're a mighty mean woman, to do me this a-way.
Going to leave this town, pretty mama, going away to stay.

I once loved a woman, better than I've ever seen.
I once loved a woman, better than I've ever seen.
Treat me like I was a king and she was a doggone queen.

Sister, tell your brother, brother tell your auntie, auntie, tell your uncle, uncle tell my cousin, cousin tell my friend,
Goin' up the country, mama, don't you want to go?
May take me a fair brown, may take me one or two more.

Big Eighty left Savannah, Lord, and did not stop, you ought to saw that colored fireman when he got that boiler hot.
Reach over in the corner, mama and hand me my travelin' shoes.
You know by that, I got them Statesboro blues.

Sister got 'em, daddy got 'em, brother got 'em, friends got 'em, I got 'em,
Woke up this morning, we had them Statesboro blues.
I looked over in the corner, grandpa and grandma had 'em too.


Version Allman Brothers Band:

Wake up momma, turn your lamp down low.
Wake up momma, turn your lamp down low.
You got no nerve babe, to turn Uncle John from your door.

I woke up this morning, had them Statesboro Blues.
I woke up this morning, had them Statesboro Blues.
Well, I looked over in the corner, and grandpa seemed to have them too.

Well my momma died and left me.
My poppa died and left me.
I ain't good lookin' baby,
But someone's sweet and kind

I'm goin' to the country, baby do you want to go.
If you can't make it baby, your sister Lucille said she wanna go
(and I sure will take her).

I love that woman, better than any woman I've ever seen.
I love that woman, better than any woman I've ever seen.
Well, she treats me like a king, I treat her like a dog gone queen.

Wake up momma, turn your lamp down low.
Wake up momma, turn your lamp down low.
You got no nerve, baby, to turn Uncle John from your door.