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DrySouthern:
This may be old news, but I think the disputed fifth verse in Johnson's "Deal" is this:



The camp's A, B, and C
Camp A, B, and C
It's camp A, B, and C, Good Lord
On that Gulfport Island Road

It has been printed as, "Let's camp, baby, and sing," but in the second line he clearly says "C" (or "see"), with no "-ng" sound at all.


Blues Vintage:
from "robert Johnson the new transcriptions";

They count they pick and sing
count they pick and sing
let's count and pick and sing good lord
on that gulfport island road

Alexei McDonald:
It sounds to me like he sings "It's camp A, B, and C" the first two lines and then "It's gal A, B and C" in the last.

Prof Scratchy:
I've always thought this verse alludes to the previous verse in the song thus:

My captain's so mean on me
My captain's so mean on me
My captain's so mean on me, good lord
On this Gulfport Island Road

Captain, he can't see
Captain, he can't see
That captain, he can't see, good lord
On that Gulfport Island Road

Parlor Picker:
I'm with Scratchy on this one.

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