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Here they are for your edification. Written by McKinley Morganfield a. Blind Lemon Jefferson recorded two versions of this song in and that differed only slightly.
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In my notes I have pointed to how much they influenced a variety of later musicians. But these songs are also superb music in their own right. And please let me have your feedback by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page. One of the most important antecedents was African American worksongs. The call and response of the work gang is led by convict James Baker. The song was popularised by Leadbelly who recorded it in , and reinvented as a rock song by Ram Jam in He performed at various folk festivals in the s, but for him the important thing about the music he made was its religious content.
Click here to download a PDF of this lesson. Overview This lesson examines both the content and form of lyrics in blues songs. In addition to highlighting the basic musical form of a blues song, it also addresses the use of floating verses in blues music, both within the context of the original era in which the songs were sung and also in relation to how this practice is perceived today.