Good Road Camp Blues 3:49 Trk 20 Nehemiah Curtis 'Skip' James Skip James - vocal, guitar and piano Album: Blues From The Delta From Vanguard 'Devil Got My Woman' album 1968 Vanguard Records CD 96517-2 1998
Note: hyphen = unsung word
Captain, captain Captain, captain Befo' I drive, I drive old Slim Bill Captain, captain Captain, captain Befo' I drive old Slim Bill Lord, I'll walk this good road 'Till my ankle, my ankles swell
You know, I'm so tired I'm so tired This red rice and salmon Lord, an these black-eyed peas You know I'm so tired I'm so tired of red rice Salmons and these black-eye'd peas Captain, an these old hard-tack biscuits I declare, these killin' po' me
Are you goin' on yonder, yonder? And you tell that big-hat man Oh, if you go down yonder, down yonder And you tell that big-hat man Tell 'em I'm a-so tired a-these black molasses Wit' that teddy bear standin' on a cane
Well, down in L'ousiana Way down yonder behind the sun Well, down yonder in L'ousiana Way down behind the sun Seem like to me that's where all-a my My trouble first begun
Now, some come here for ninety And some come here for ninety-nine Lord, some men come for ninety Some come here for ninety-nine But Lord, I come here to stay Just as long as the sun shine
Now, captain, captain, ooh A-what's the matter that I can't see? Captain, captain, captain What's the matter I can't - I got a lifetime sentence, here Please, please be light on me.