"Smokestack Lightnin'" as written by and Chester Burnett....
Oh, smokestack lightnin', shinin' just like gold
Why can't you hear me cryin'?
Oh, stop your train, let a hobo ride
Why can't you hear me cryin'?

Oh, fare you well, I never see you no more
Why can't you hear me cryin'?

Oh, stop your train, let a poor boy ride, callin' yes I do
Let a poor boy ride, let his foot step on

Oh, who've been you baby, since I've been gone


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"Smokestack Lightnin" as written by Chester Burnett

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    General CommentThey would bring this one in from far away, with the main lick crackling in the distance. After they ripped it up for a bit it would fade away like a distant storm. Nothing quite like the Dead playing this tune.
    sandpitlakeon July 31, 2010   Link

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