Rampaw Street Blues

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Rampaw Street Blues-Willie "61" Blackwell
Self-accompanied on guitar, E position in standard tuning. Alfred Elkins on imitation bass
NOTE: "Rampaw Street" is a phonetic approximation of "Rampart Street"

I'm just sittin' here thinkin' with Rampaw Street on my mind
I'm just sittin' here thinkin', with Rampaw Street on my mind
I'm goin' down there, if I have to ride the blinds

If I only belonged to some secret organization, and was wealthy in degrees
If I only belonged to some organization, and was way up in degrees
I know some vehicle driver, boys, would have some mercy on me

Catchin' the fast freight in the mornin', hitch-hikin' seemed to be in vain
Catchin' that fast freight in the mornin', hitch-hikin' seemed to be in vain
I'm goin' down in Lousi' to see a man they say can call my baby by her natch'l name

Oh, please have mercy on my worried mind today
Oh, please have mercy on my worried mind today
You know, I coulda had religion, but the dice and womens, they just would not let me pray

Lou'siana my destination, but I'm crazy about the temp'rate zone
Lou'siana my destination, I'm crazy about the temp'ate zone
If I find the woman I'm lookin' for, boys, I'm gon' make Lou'siana my nated (sic) home

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