"Dust my Broom" as written by Joe Bihari and Elmore James....
I'm goin' get up in the mornin',
I believe I'll dust my broom
I'm goin' get up in the mornin',
I believe I'll dust my broom
Girlfriend, the black man you been lovin', girlfriend, can't get my room

I'm gon' write a letter, telephone every town I know
I'm gon' write a letter, telephone every town I know
If I can't find her in West Helena, she must be in East Monroe I know

I don't want no woman, wants every downtown man she meet
I don't want no woman, wants every downtown man she meet
She's a no good doney, they shouldn't 'low her on the street

I believe, I believe I'll go back home
I believe, I believe I'll go back home
You can mistreat me here, babe, but you can't when I go home

And I'm gettin' up in the mornin', I believe I'll dust my broom
I'm gettin' up in the mornin', I believe I'll dust my broom
Girlfriend, the black man you been lovin', girlfriend, can't get my room

I'm 'on' call up Chiney, see is my good gal over there
I'm 'on' call up Chiney, see is my good gal over there
If I can't find her on Philippine's Island, she must be in Ethiopia somewhere


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"Dust My Broom" as written by Robert Johnson Elmore James

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    General CommentI haven't heard this song yet but the lyrics look similar to "Goin' Up The Country". It looks like it can even pull off the same tune o_0
    underoath3001on August 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song was a cover.

    Robert Johnson is said to have come up with the opening riff, while Elmore James brought it to the electric slide guitar and subsequently perfected it; it's often thought to be the most well-known riff in all of Blues.

    I recently bought a CD with artists from the 60's San Francisco music scene. This song was on there, along with On The Road Again and Spoonful. It’s not the studio version, though, and sounds amazing. I’m guessing it’s a live performance.

    Canned Heat is likely one of the most underrated and unnoticed acts of that era.

    R.I.P. Alan Wilson, Bob Hite.
    BetterDeadOnRedon October 12, 2009   Link

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