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Sonny Boy Williamson feat. Sonny Boy Williamson II Lyrics
"The Big Boat"

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The Big Boat (Track 2) 2:59
Sonny Boy Williamson I (John Lee Williamson)
(John Lee Williamson)
Chicago, October 19, 1945
with Big Maceo - piano, Tampa Red - guitar
Charles Saunders - drums
Album Complete Recorded Works Vol 5
October 19, 1945 - November 12, 1947
Document Records DOCD 5059

My little woman, my little woman
My little woman, she don't believe in me
My little woman, my little woman, yeah
My little woman, she don't believe in me, yeah
Lord, now she left me early this mo'nin'
An' she went down on to Hadley Road

Lord, I believe I'll go ov'r to the drugsto', now
Call my baby up ov'r the telephone
I believe I'll go ov'r to the drugsto'
Call my baby up ov'r the telephone
Now, an' I want you to give me-a central

An' tell me how long has the big boat been gone?

(instrumental, piano & harp)

I was standin' at the landin'
Wonderin' what boat, Lord, boys must I ride?
Lord, I was standin' at the landin', yeah
Wonderin' what boat, Lord, boys must I ride
I, since I ain't no hurrin'
I believe I wait 'chere, on the Katy flyin'

Once I was down by the landing
When the big boat, Lord, pull of his load
Once I was down by the landing, n'yeah
A-when the big boat, Lord, pull off his load, understand
Lord, as I been-a hurtin' me to my heart n
I was wonderin' where in the world did my baby go, now?

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