"Love in vain" as written by Walter Trout and Robert Johnson....
I followed her to the station, with a suitcase in my hand
And I followed her to the station, with a suitcase in my hand
Well, it's hard to tell, it's hard to tell, when all your love's in vain
All my love's in vain

When the train rolled up to the station, I looked her in the eye
When the train rolled up to the station, and I looked her in the eye
Well, I was lonesome, I felt so lonesome, and I could not help but cry
All my love's in vain

When the train, it left the station, with two lights on behind
When the train, it left the station, with two lights on behind
Well, the blue light was my blues, and the red light was my mind
All my love's in vain

Hoo-hoo, ooh, Willie Mae
Oh oh hey, hoo, Willie Mae
Hoo-hoo, ooh, eeh, oh woe
All my love's in vain


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"Love in Vain" as written by Robert Leroy Johnson

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    General Commenti can not believe no ones commented on a johnson song!!
    fight_the_waron December 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, why has no one else commented? This guy totally rules!

    The best part of this song is the last verse. It makes me feel like he was actually there, and he saw the lights on the back of the train. God, this is great.
    timothyrealon December 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHE is and will ever be the one of the greatest blues- musicians ever lived. To me, he's somewhat a god. Love ia vain is one of the few songs that has ever made me cry.
    traneon March 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis has been done by the rolling stones among countless blues bands and after all the covers Johnson's version is still a classic
    mcfuggon June 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen the train "rolled up to" the station.
    lilchenon March 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is beautiful.
    I think it's worth pointing out that in the second version of this song (take 4 I think) the phrase "a suitcase" becomes "my suitcase"- turning it into a metaphor for the part of himself that's leaving with her?
    FreeMoneyon October 07, 2008   Link

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