Drive Away Blues

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Drive Away Blues-Blind Willie McTell
E position, standard tuning

INTRO

I believe that if I had my sweet woman's heart in my hand, in my hand
I believe that if I had my sweet woman's heart in my hand, in my hand
I believe I could teach her how to treat a real good man

I drink so much whiskey, mama, I can hardly talk, hardly talk, sweet mama, hardly talk
I drink so much whiskey, I can hardly talk, hardly talk
What it's done, addled on my brains, people, I can't hardly walk

How my poor heart weeped and worried, baby, when you drove me 'way, drove me 'way, sweet mama, you drove me 'way
How my poor heart weeped and worried, baby, when you drove me 'way
You will cry for poor boy McTell, some old rainy day

GUITAR INTERLUDE

Goin' up on the Lookout Mountain, down to Niagna [sic] Falls, Niagna Falls, sweet mama, Niagna Falls
Goin' up on the Lookout Mountain and look down to Niagna Falls, Niagna Falls
Seem like to me I can hear my Atlanta mama call, I hear her call

Don't fret and worry and don't grieve after me, sweet mama, after me
Don't grieve and worry and don't fret after me, after me
Don't you scream and cry, 'cause I'm goin' back to Tennessee

INTERLUDE (Spoken: Ah boy, play the Drive Away Blues for me. That's all I know.)

Can't read and write, can't even spell my name, spell my name, I know, spell my name
Can't read and write, can't even spell my name
You've drove me away and you drove my heart insane (Spoken: But I won't be back no more, mama.)

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