"Rollin' and Tumblin'" as written by and Muddy Waters Mckinley Morganfield....
I rolled and I tumbled, I cried the whole night long
I rolled and I tumbled, I cried the whole night long
Woke up this mornin', I must have bet my money wrong

I got troubles so hard, I can't stand the strain
I got troubles so hard, I can't stand the strain
Some young lazy slut has charmed away my brains

The landscape is glowin', gleamin' in the golden light of day
The landscape is glowin', gleamin' in the golden light of day
I ain't holding nothin' back now, I ain't standin' in anybody's way

Well, I did all I know just to keep you off my mind
Well, I did all I know just to keep you off my mind
Well, I paid and I paid and my sufferin' heart is always on the line

Well, I get up in the dawn and I go down and lay in the shade
I get up in the dawn and I go down and lay in the shade
I ain't nobody's house boy, I ain't nobody's well trained maid

I'm flat out spent, this woman been drivin' me to tears
I'm flat out spent, this woman been drivin' me to tears
This woman so crazy, I swear I ain't gonna touch on another one for years

Well, the warm weather is comin' and the buds are on the vine
The warm weather is comin' and the buds are on the vine
Ain't nothing so depressing as trying to satisfy this woman of mine

I got up this mornin', saw the rising sun return
Well, I got up this mornin', saw the rising sun return
Sooner or later, you too shall burn

The night's filled with shadows, the years are filled with early doom
The night's filled with shadows, the years are filled with early doom
I've been conjuring up all these long dead souls from their crumblin' tombs

Let's forgive each other darlin', let's go down to the greenwood glen
Let's forgive each other darlin', let's go down to the greenwood glen
Let's put our heads together, let's put old matters to an end

Now I rolled and I tumbled and I cried the whole night long
Ah, I rolled and I tumbled and I cried the whole night long
I woke up this morning, I think I must be traveling wrong


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"Rollin' and Tumblin'" as written by Bob Dylan

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    General CommentThis song was Origionally by Robert Johnson under the name of "If i had Possession under Judgement day" and then was adapted by Muddy waters into "Rollin' & Tumblin'", It has had many covers and Dylan has now covered this song with his own lyrics.
    FackingHellon August 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat a great illumination: "i woke up this morning, i think i must be traveling wrong."
    Lots of times that happens in ones life but in to few times we actually change the course. Probably 'couse in contrast with this song it's too late to change. Not in the sense of being too old, but in the sense of being too late. Too little, too late.
    malikjcon September 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentUgh. I know this feeling:
    "Well, I did all I know just to keep you off my mind
    Well, I paid and I paid and my sufferin' heart is always on the line"

    "...I'm flat out spent, this woman been drivin' me to tears"

    Best line of the song:
    "The night's filled with shadows, the years are filled with early doom
    I've been conjuring up all these long dead souls from their crumblin' tombs"

    And Dylan's version of make-up and make-out:
    "Let's forgive each other darlin', let's go down to the greenwood glen
    Let's put our heads together, let's put old matters to an end"
    LoganWalteron May 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"The warm weather is comin' and the buds are on the vine"

    Parable of the Fig Tree
    curtainedgloomon August 05, 2010   Link

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