Bell Street Lightnin'

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Bell Street Lightnin'-Blind Willie McTell
Blind Willie McTell, vocal and 12-string guitar in C position, standard tuning, Curley Weaver, guitar in G position, standard tuning

INTRO

Live down in Bell Street Alley, just as drunk as I can be
I’m down in Bell Street Alley, just as drunk as I can be
Seem like them crow jane women, man, done got rough with me

She done drink so much that Bell Street whiskey, they won't sell her no more
She done drink so much that Bell Street whiskey, ‘til they won't sell that poor child no more
She got the bottles and labels laying all around her door

Now this Bell Street whiskey will make you, sleep all in your clothes
This Bell Street whiskey will make you sleep all in your clothes
And when you wake up next morning, feels like you have laid outdoors

You can get some booze down on Bell Street, for two bits and a half a throw
Can get some booze down on Bell Street, two bits and a half a throw
It'll make you cuss out the judge in the courthouse, and break out the jailhouse door

Walked in my room, the other night, man come in, he want to fight
Took my gun, my right hand, "Hold me, people, I don't wanna kill no man."
When I said that, he rapped me 'cross my head, the first shot I fired, then the man fell dead, I said,
Bell Street whiskey have drove me to the county jail
Got me laying up here on my old bunk, got nobody to go my bail

OUTRO (Spoken: Aw, that Bell Street whiskey's bad, boy)

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