"Terraplane Blues" as written by and Robert Johnson....
And I feel so lonesome, you hear me when I moan
And I feel so lonesome, you hear me when I moan
Who been drivin' my Terraplane for you since I been gone?

I'd said I flash your lights, mama, you horn won't even blow
Somebody's been runnin' my batteries down on this machine
I even flash my lights, mama, this horn won't even blow
Got a short in this connection, hoo well, babe, it's way down below

I'm goin' heist your hood, mama, I'm bound to check your oil
I'm goin' heist your hood, mama, mmm, I'm bound to check your oil
I got a woman that I'm lovin', way down in Arkansas

Now, you know the coils ain't even buzzin', little generator won't get the spark
Motor's in a bad condition, you gotta have these batteries charged
But I'm cryin', please, please don't do me wrong
Who been drivin' my Terraplane now for you since I been gone?

Mr. highway man, please don't block the road
Please, please don't block the road
'Cause she's reachin' a cold one hundred and I'm booked and I got to go

Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm
You, you hear me weep and moan
Who been drivin' my Terraplane now for you since I been gone?

I'm gon' get down in this connection, keep on tanglin' with your wires
I'm gon' get down in this connection, oh well, keep on tanglin' with these wires
And when I mash down on your little starter, then your sparkplug will give me fire


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"Terraplane Blues" as written by Robert Leroy Johnson

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    General CommentDriving his Terraplane, taking his woman.
    slightreturn27on July 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHe portray his woman as a "terraplane". He was always wondering around playing in different towns and he would come back and ask himself "who has been driving my terraplane since I been gone?".

    I personally like the lyric "I got a short in this connection, ooo' now babe and its way down below." Sounds to me like he is trying to get a little action and she isn't game due to this mystery man.

    Several biographys say that he had many women in different towns that he would use as a place to sleep. This probably is descibing an often occurance he incountered as opposed to a singular woman.
    bluesnawayon October 28, 2011   Link

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