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Monday, July 17, 2006

Standing at the Crossroads

"Crossroads"
By Robert Johnson

I went down to the crossroads, fell down on my knees.
I went down to the crossroads, fell down on my knees.
Asked the lord above for mercy, save me if you please.

I went down to the crossroads, tried to flag a ride.
I went down to the crossroads, tried to flag a ride.
Nobody seemed to know me, everybody passed me by.

I'm going down to Rosedale, take my rider by my side.
I'm going down to Rosedale, take my rider by my side.
You can still barrelhouse, baby, on the riverside.

You can run, you can run, tell my friend-boy willie brown.
You can run, you can run, tell my friend-boy willie brown.
And I'm standing at the crossroads, believe I'm sinking down.


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"Crossroads"
by Mr. Toast
(with apologies to R.J.)

I went down to the crossroads, played my air git-tar
I went down to the crossroads, played my air git-tar
Gotta be pretty careful
Not to get hit by a car


Oh I went down to the crossroads, ate me some Bar-B-Q
Oh I went down to the crossroads, ate me some Bar-B-Q
Had beans and cole slaw
A Doctor Pepper too


Yeah I went down to the crossroads ... bought me a a sofa, dining room suite and an area rug that was marked 40% off retail but still overpriced:


Just kidding about buying the furniture, but it seems that the legendary spot where Robert Johnson was said to have sold his soul to the devil is being exploited in a big way. Now dems's de blues.

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