"Robert Johnson’s Tombstone" as written by and Luke Morley....
Tell me where did they lay you down?
Where did they lay you down?
Two graves in Mississippi and nobody knows
Where did they lay you down?
Tell me where did they lay you down?

Did the Devil really buy your soul?
Did the Devil really buy your soul?
Did he teach you how to play and take your soul away?
Did the Devil really buy your soul?
Did the Devil really buy your soul?

The heat was rising to the Delta haze
And your fate was sealed when you saw her face
Making love all afternoon
Another woman put a spell on you
Oh yeah

Saturday night at the Three Points Inn
You drank the whiskey with the poison in
Cause a jealous guy had a girl to lose
The last time you played the blues
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

Oh, going down to the crossroads tonight
Around midnight
I'll be looking for you
Oh, going down to the crossroads tonight
I know it'll be alright
If I listen to you

Tell me where did they lay you down?
Where did they lay you down?
Two graves in Mississippi and nobody knows
Where did they lay you down?
Where did they lay you down?
Tell me where did they lay you down?


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"Robert Johnson's Tombstone" as written by Luke Morley

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    General CommentLuke Morley:

    "This song doesn’t have a verse, a bridge or even a chorus but it’s one of the best and most exciting things we’ve ever done. It’s all about the mythology surrounding the legendary and influential bluesman. I knew a bit about him as a big influence on Eric Clapton but it wasn’t until I was driving back from the West Country one evening listening to a programme about the Blues on Radio 2 that I heard about the legend
    and the myth. Nobody actually knows exactly how and why he died so young or where he’s buried but everybody agrees it had something to do with drinking and womanizing. His ability as a guitar player caused many of his contemporaries to claim he’d sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for his extraordinary technique. Either way all the ingredients in his story, true or false make it a great story to tell and embellish."
    broozaon September 20, 2006   Link

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