Tupelo Blues

Album: Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (1959)
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  • Did ya read about the flood?
    Happened long time ago
    In Tupelo, Mississippi
    There were thousands o' lives
    Destroyed

    It rained, it rained
    Both night and day
    The poor people was worried
    Didn't have no place to go

    Could hear may people, cryin' "Lord, have mercy"
    'Cause You're the only one that we can turn to"

    Happened a long time ago
    A little town
    Way back in Mississippi
    In Tupelo

    There was women, and there was children
    They were screamin' an' cryin'
    Cryin', "Lord, have mercy
    You're the only one now, that we can turn to"

    Way back down in Mississippi, a little country town
    I know ya read about it
    'Cause I'll never forget it
    The mighty flood in Tupelo, Mississippi
    Been years ago

    Lord, have mercy
    Wasn't that a mighty time?
    Tupelo's gone Writer/s: JOHN LEE HOOKER
    Publisher: Peermusic Publishing
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