Well I feel so lonesome, you'll hear me when I moan
Yes, I feel so lonesome, you'll hear me when I moan
Who been drivin' my Terraplane for you since I been gone

I'd said I'll flash your lights, mama, and the horn won't even blow
I even flash my lights, mama, and this horn won't even blow
I got a short in this connection, way way down below

The coils ain't even buzzin', the generator won't get that far
All in a bad condition, I gotta have the batteries charged
I'm cryin', please, plea-hease don't do me wrong
Who been drivin' my Terraplane

Mr. Highway man, please don't block the road
Mr. Highway man, please, don't block the road
She ran a cold one hundred, booked and I got to go

I'll get deep down in this connection, keep on tanglin' with your wires
And when I mash down on your starter, your spark plug will give me fire

I'm crying please, please don't do me wrong
Who been drivin' my Terraplane
I said who? yeah

Keep on tanglin' with your wires

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Terraplane Blues Lyrics as written by Robert Leroy Johnson


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    I love this song.

    zaqwert777on July 18, 2007   Link
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    I neglected to talk about it's meaning. It seems to be a song similar to "Trampled Underfoot" by Led Zep.

    Here's from Wikipedia

    "Terraplane Blues" is a blues song recorded 1936 in San Antonio, Texas by legendary bluesman Robert Johnson. The car model Terraplane becomes a metaphor for sex. In the lyrical narrative, the car will not start and Johnson suspects that his girlfriend let another man drive it when he was gone. In describing the various mechanical problems with his Terraplane, Johnson creates a setting of thinly-veiled sexual innuendo.

    Like many of Johnson's songs, "Terraplane Blues" is a staple in many blues musicians' repertoires and has been recorded by dozens of traditional and contemporary blues figures, including Mickey Baker, Rory Block, Canned Heat, Eric Clapton, Foghat, Peter Green, John Hammond, Jr., John Lee Hooker, Robert Lockwood Jr., Tony McPhee, Elliott Murphy, Lonnie Pitchford, Roy Rogers.

    zaqwert777on July 18, 2007   Link

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