Crossroads Pt. 1 (Tk. 1)

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This is the general idea of what Robert Johnson plays while he sings on his Take 1 version of Crossroads.

Year of Recording
11/27/1936
Location
Gunter Hotel | San Antonio, Texas
Record Label
Vocalion 03519

I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees

I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees

Asked the Lord above, "Have mercy now

Save poor Bob if you please"

Yeoo, standin' at the crossroad, tried to flag a ride

Ooo eeee, I tried to flag a ride

Didn't nobody seem to know me, babe, everybody pass me by

Standin' at the crossroad, baby, risin' sun goin' down

Standin' at the crossroad, baby, eee, eee, risin' sun goin' down

I believe to my soul, now, poor Bob is sinkin' down

You can run, you can run, tell my friend Willie Brown

You can run, you can run, tell my friend Willie Brown

That I got the crossroad blues this mornin', Lord

Babe, I am sinkin' down

And I went to the crossroad, mama, I looked east and west

I went to the crossroad, baby, I looked east and west

Lord, I didn't have no sweet woman

Oh well, babe, in my distress