Gravel Camp Blues
Gravel Camp Blues-Lewis Black
E position, standard tuning
NOTE: Lewis Black elides the beginning of the third verse in his vocal. The "Q" and the "CB&Q" were both common abbreviations for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad.
Goin' out on the Q
Said I'm goin' away tomorrow, mama, goin' out on the Q
And if I find anything, comin' back after you
Mmmmmmm, goin' out on the CB&Q
I said, hmmmmmm, goin' out on the CB&Q
If I find anything, gal, comin' back after you
It's soon one mornin', I heard a pant'er squall
I said, it's soon one mornin', I heard a pant'er squall
Tell you, mama caught the local, you catch the Cannonball
. . . , I caught on behind
Said, my mama caught the local, I caught on behind
Said, now you can't leave me, 't'ain't no need of cryin'
Hmmmmmmmmm, ain't gon' be here long
Hmmm, pretty mama, ain't gon' be here long
You . . . and you treated me wrong
When I leave from here, goin' out on the O
I don't find no log camp, I find a gravel camp, sho
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm, what's the matter here?
What's the matter here?
'T'ain't nothin' goin' on wrong but, mama, I don't care
Mmmmmmmm, don't need you nohow
When I had you, black gal, didn't have nobody nohow
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