Backwater Blues

When it Crains five days
and the F7skies turn dark as CnightC7 When it F7rains five days
and the skies turn dark as CnightC7 Then G7trouble’s takin’ placeF7 In the lowlands at CnightG7

 

1. When it rains five days
and the skies turn dark as night
When it rains five days
and the skies turn dark as night
Then trouble’s takin’ place
In the lowlands at night

2. I woke up this mornin’,
can’t even get out of my door
I woke up this mornin’,
can’t even get out of my door
There’s been enough trouble
To make a poor girl
wonder where she wants to go

3. Then they rowed a little boat
about five miles ‘cross the pond
Then they rowed a little boat
about five miles ‘cross the pond
I packed all my clothes
Throwed them in and they rowed me along

4. When it thunders and lightnin’
and when the wind begins to blow
When it thunders and lightnin’
and the wind begins to blow
There’s thousands of people
Ain’t got no place to go

5. Then I went and stood
upon some high old lonesome hill
Then I went and stood
upon some high old lonesome hill
Then looked down on the house
Where I used to live

6. Backwater blues done call me
to pack my things and go
Backwater blues done call me
to pack my things and go
‘Cause my house fell down
And I can’t live there no more

7. I can’t move no more
I can’t move no more
There ain’t no place
For a poor old girl to go