Travelin' Blues-Blind Willie McTell

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Travelin' Blues-Blind Willie McTell
Vestapol tuning, with a slide

INTRO

(SPOKEN): I was travelin' through south Americas. Walked up to a lady's house--called her Grandma. Didn't know her name, she give me something' to eat. Walked on down the road, I heard a old train, getting' off like this: (guitar imitates train). I heard a old bell ring, kinda like this: (guitar imitates bell). I went on down, I heard a old whistle blow, I heard it saying',
(SUNG) Look a-yonder (guitar answers)
Look a-yonder (guitar answers)
At the women (guitar answers)
At the women (guitar answers)
(SPOKEN) I went on then, and begin to sing to the engineer.
(SUNG) Mr. Engineer, let a man ride the blinds
Mr. Engineer, let a poor man ride the blinds
Said, "I wouldn't mind it, fella, but you know this train ain't mine
(SPOKEN) I begin to hear that old fella blow it long, sho'. Here the way he blowed:(guitar imitates whistle).. Then I begin to sing to 'im one more time.
(SUNG) You's a cruel fireman, low-down engineer
You's a cruel fireman, low-down engineer
I'm trying' to hobo my way, and you leave me standing' here
(SPOKEN) Then I go along further and begin to sing "Poor Boy" to 'im. (guitar plays "Poor Boy") Then he begin to smile in my face.
(SUNG) Get up, fella, ride all 'round the world
Get up, fella, ride all 'round the world
Poor boy, you ain't got no girl
(SPOKEN) Then I begin to hear him tell me about those cheese and eggs, how he wanted 'em fixed. Hear him say,
(SUNG) Scrambled down (guitar answers)
Scrambled down (guitar answers)
Scrambled down (guitar answers)
(SPOKEN) Then I begin to hear him tell me about those cheese and eggs, I hear him say,
(SUNG) Cheese (guitar answers)
Eggs (guitar answers)
Dinner (guitar answers)
Dinner (guitar answers)
(SPOKEN) Then I begin to hear him tell me about Emry.
(SUNG) I love you Emry, I love you true
Love you, Emry, tell the world I do
Em' (guitar finishes)

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