Walkin’ Blues

cd cover: terraplane by scott ainslie(Robert Johnson)

I woke up this morning, feel around for my shoes
You know by that I got these ol’ walkin’ blues, I woke
Up this morning, feel around all for my shoes.
You know by that I got these ol’ walkin’ blues. Continue Reading

Wade in the Water

cd cover: you better lie down by scott ainslieWade in the Water, Wade in the Water, Children.
Wade in the Water. God’s gonna trouble the water.

Well, who’s that yonder dressed in Red?
God’s gonna trouble the water.
Must be the children that Moses led.
God’s gonna trouble the water. Continue Reading

Uncommon Life

cd cover: the feral crow by scott ainslie©2004, Scott Ainslie

Uncommon life: uncommon love.
Uncommon life: uncommon love.

Can we believe – in a foreign land
Where we’ll dance again and again and again:
Eye to eye, hand to hand;
We touch this flame. Continue Reading

Travelin’ Riverside Blues

cd cover: Jealous of the Moon(Robert Johnson/King of Spades Music)

If your man gets personal, you want to have your fun. (2x)
Just come on back to Friar’s Point, mama, we can barrelhouse all night long.

I got women in Vicksburg, clean on into Tennessee. (2x)
But my Friar’s Point rider, now she hops all over me. Continue Reading

Thunder’s Mouth

cd cover: thunders mouth by Scott AinslieScott Ainslie

When I lived down on Smokey Row,
I kept my dreams between the cotton rows.
Those fields my books, where I wrote with my hoe.
When I lived – when I lived – down on Smokey Row. Continue Reading

Terraplane Blues

cd cover: terraplane by scott ainslie(Robert Johnson)

And I feel so lonesome, you hear me when I moan.
And I feel so lonesome, you hear me when I moan.
Who been drivin’ my Terraplane, for you since I been gone? Continue Reading

Stones in My Passway

cd cover: Jealous of the Moon(Robert Johnson/King of Spades Music)

I’ve stones in my pathway, my road seems dark as night. (2x)
And these pains in my heart: they have taken my appetite.

I have a bird to whistle. I have a bird to sing. (2x)
And a woman that I’m loving, boys, but that don’t mean a thing. Continue Reading

Spike Driver Blues

cd cover: terraplane by scott ainslie(John Hurt)

INSTRUMENTAL INTRO/VERSE

Take this hammer and carry it to the captain,
Tell him I’m gone. Tell him I’m gone. Oh, tell him I’m gone.
Take this hammer and carry it to the captain,
Oh, tell him I’m gone. Tell him I’m gone. I sure am gone. Continue Reading

Sally Whiskey

cd cover: The Last Shot Got Himaka: Sally, Where’d You Get Your Liquor From

(Rev. Gary Davis)
1930s

Old man Peter was a mighty man,
Combed his head with a frying pan,
Washed his face in a wagon wheel,
Died with a toothache in his heel.
Sally, where’d you get your liquor from?
Where’d you get it?
(Man downtown.)
All you’re good for, woman, is to get drunk and clownin’
Where’d you get your liquor from?
(Man downtown.) Continue Reading

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