"Traveling Riverside Blues" as written by and Robert Johnson....
If your man get personal, want to have your fun
If your man get personal, want to have your fun
Best come on back to Friar's Point, mama, barrelhouse all night long

I got women's in Vicksburg, clean on into Tennessee
I got women's in Vicksburg, clean on into Tennessee
But my Friar's Point rider, now, hops all over me

I ain't gon' to state no color but her front teeth crowned with gold
I ain't gon' to state no color but her front teeth is crowned with gold
She got a mortgage on my body, now, layin' on my soul

Lord, I'm goin' to Rosedale, gon' take my rider by my side
Lord, I'm goin' to Rosedale, gon' take my rider by my side
We can still barrelhouse baby, on the riverside

Now you can squeeze my lemon 'til the juice run down my
'Til the juice rune down my leg, baby, you know what I'm talkin' about
You can squeeze my lemon 'til the juice run down my leg
That's what I'm talkin' 'bout, now
But I'm goin' back to Friar's Point, if I be rockin'to my head


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"Traveling Riverside Blues" as written by Robert Leroy Johnson

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    General Comment"You can squeeze my lemon till/Juice run down my leg" is a goddamn great line.
    chairmanroflmaoon February 18, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"She's got a mortgage on my body, Lord / and a lien on my soul"

    Nice.
    funkboyon July 27, 2009   Link
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    General Comment(Says "edited by BluzCat," yet they didn't change what I corrected.)
    !) "Friar's Point" should be Friars Point. (Friars Point, MS; a small Mississippi River port town) Muddy Waters said the only time he saw Robert Johnson play was on the front porch of Hirsberg's Drugstore in Friars Point. A crowd had gathered around Johnson, who was playing ferociously. "I stopped and peeked over," said Waters, "and then I left because he was a dangerous man."
    2) "She got a mortgage on my body, layin' on my soul," should be,
    "She got a mortgage on my body, lien on my soul," in case you want to correct your copy.. Peace, Blues and Harmony
    BluzCaton February 01, 2017   Link

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