Crawlin' Black Snake
Crawlin' Black Snake-Lightnin' Hopkins
Dropped-D tuning, in D position
You know I'm a crawlin' blacksnake, lots of these women like to cross poor Lightnin's trail
I'm a crawlin' blacksnake, lots of women like to cross poor Lightnin's trail
Well, they knows that I don't make no jokes, and the trail they cross, they knows it don't fail
SPOKEN, DURING SOLO: You know that crawlin' blacksnake crawled a long ways . . . just to see a woman. All I heared, he was deef and dumb, when they walk up, he'd give his sign by r-r-r-rattlin' his tongue. But there was a one that stay back, 'cause she might get bit. He may not be true, partner, you may not be fit.
SUNG: Crawlin' blacksnake, one snake got dodgin', that's the one they call the king
One snake got dodge, and that is the one they call the king
They say he just got plenty power but no poison, he can kill any snake on earth, don't care how mean
SPOKEN: I figure if he can kill a rattlesnake, I better dodge him, too. And so that's the reason I'm gon' tell you Lightnin' goin'.
SUNG: I'm that crawlin' blacksnake, don't dodge but one and that is the king
I'm that crawlin' blacksnake, I don't dodge but one and that is the king
Well, you know he is the best snake in the world and that king snake can kill anything
SPOKEN: Then I drug down there, and I said:
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