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lightning hopkins – prison blues come down on me lyrics

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lightnin: i’m wonderin if my folks are gonna be there when i make it there.
i’m just wonderin if they in the same ole spot.
friend: i don’t know lightnin, but as bad as you playin that guitar now,
they got to be there. but you playin it pretty lonesome there though.
some might be in heavan, i can’t never tell.
lightnin: no, you know i’m just gettin back. i been in state prison.
friend: how was it down there?
lightnin: it was hard on me. and it was a shame on everybody else.
friend: yes, now you can hear, about how they would ring them big bells.
lightnin: yeah.
friend: and every mornin about the break of day,
you can hear how, how, howlin goin on everyday.
lightnin: well, i got over it so i’m glad. but mama’s what i’m thinkin about.
i wonder if she’s in the same old spot?
friend: yes, i’m quite sure she’s there, but i know she’s got a worried mind.
cause she’s got to be worried over her child.
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mmmmmmmmmm, the blues come down on me.
friend: lord, have mercy, child.
po’ lightnin can’t hardly keep from cryin.
friend: yes, the blues’ll make you cry, i know how you feel.
whoo, lord have mercy,
po’ lightnin can’t hardly keep from cryin.
well, i’m just wonderin will i ever make it back,
to that old native home of mine?
friend: please, take me with ya when you go, lightnin. lord have mercy.

- lightning hopkins lyrics

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