(Travelin') Traveling Riverside Blues (Robert Johnson)

similar to "Country Farm Blues" (Son House, 1942, FL 9002)

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:

1961 - Robert Johnson - Dallas, Texas - June 20, 1937 - DAL-400-2 ARC unissued (released 1961 on Columbia 1654) - Robert Johnson (v,g)

1964 - John Hammond - Universe, on: Country Blues

1990 - Hindu Love Gods - on: Hindu Love Gods

1993 - Jimmy Thackery - on: Sideways in Paradise

1993 - Led Zeppelin - on: Complete Studio Recordings

1995 - Svare Forsland - on: Bone Stonin' Blues

1997 - Paul Geremia - on: Live From Uncle Sam's Backyard

1997 - Peter Green - on: Knights of the Blues Table

1997 - John Mooney - on: Dealing With the Devil

1999 - Peter Green Splinter Group - on: Soho Session

2001 - David "Honeyboy" Edwards - on: Hellhound On My Trail

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

2001 - Kevin Brown - on: Mojave Dust

2001 - Guitar Mac & His Blues Express - on: River City Shuffle

2001 - Ron Campbell - on: Pure Blues Guy

2002 - Bjorn Berge - on: Illustrated Man

2003 - Rory Block - on: Last Fair Deal

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

2004 - Otis Clay - Judgment Day: Songs of Robert Johnson

2004 - Rick Tobey - on: Chickenhead Blues

2004 - W.D. Dailey - on: Fingerpickin' Blues from the Hills of West Virginia

2005 - Chris English - on: Lowdown In the House

2006 - Ben Prestage - on: Down-Home & Home-Made

2006 - Bob Long - on: All By Myself

2006 - Dion - on: Bronx in Blue

2007 - Bob Pershek - on: Feelin' Blue

2007 - Ron Thompson - on: Resonator

2008 - David Jacobs-Strain - on: Liar's Day

2009 - Guitar Mac - on: Sailing With the Mack

2009 - Geoff Muldaur and the Texas Sheiks - Tradition & Moderne, on: Geoff Muldaur and the Texas Sheiks - Johnny Nicolas (v,g,h, kick drum), Geoff Muldaur (bj), Cindy Cashdollar (dobro), Stephen Bruton (md), Bruce Hughes (sb)

If your man get personal,
Want you to have your fun.
If your man get personal,
Want you to have your fun.
Best come on back to Friars Point, mama,
An' barrelhouse all night long.

I got women's in Vicksburg,
Clean on into Tennessee.
I got women's in Vicksburg,
Clean on into Tennessee.
But my Friars Point rider,
Now, hops all over me.

I ain't gon' to state no color,
But her front teeth crown' with gold.
I ain't gon' to state no color
But her front teeth is crown' with gold.
She got a mortgage on my body,
Now, and a lien on my soul.

Lord, I'm goin' to Rosedale,
Gon' take my rider by my side.
Lord, I'm goin' to Rosedale,
Gon' take my rider by my side:
We can still barrelhouse baby,
'Cause it's on the riverside.

Now you can squeeze my lemon
Till the juice run down my...
(spoken: 'til the juice rune down my leg, baby, you know what I'm talkin' about)
You can squeeze my lemon
Till the juice run down my bed.
(spoken: That's what I'm talkin' 'bout, now)
But I'm goin' back to Friars Point,
If I be rockin'to my en'.