"Hellhound on My Trail" as written by and Robert Johnson....
I got to keep moving, I got to keep moving
Blues falling down like hail, blues falling down like hail
Mmm, blues falling down like hail, blues falling down like hail
And the day keeps on remindin' me, there's a hellhound on my trail
Hellhound on my trail, hellhound on my trail

If today was Christmas eve, if today was Christmas eve
And tomorrow was Christmas day
If today was Christmas eve and tomorrow was Christmas day
All I would need is my little sweet rider
Just to pass the time away, to pass the time away

You sprinkled hot foot powder, mmm, around my door
All around my door
You sprinkled hot foot powder, all around your daddy's door
It keeps me with ramblin' mind rider
Every old place I go, every old place I go

I can tell the wind is risin', the leaves tremblin' on the tree
Tremblin' on the tree
I can tell the wind is risin', leaves tremblin' on the tree
All I need is my little sweet woman
And to keep my company, hey, hey, hey, hey, my company

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    General CommentSting and virtuoso lutenist Edin Karamazov played two amazing shows at the spectacular and intimate LSO St Luke's in London on the nights of October 3/4 when they performed material from the new 'Songs From The Labyrinth' album and reworked some astounding versions of a couple of old favourites.

    Earlier in the evening he had spoken of John Johnson who was one of Queen Elizabeth's lutenists, of his son John Johnson, and of the playwright Ben Jonson, at one point commenting about what a lot of Johnsons were appearing the story. So when he announced he was going to perform a track by Robert Johnson the audience were anticipating another medieval composition. Sting promptly wrong footed everyone by picking up his lute and playing 'Hellhound on my Trail', the classic blues song by 20th century delta legend Robert Johnson!
    sillybunnyon October 06, 2006   Link
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    MemoryFunny how you show up so unexpectedly and hang out despite my being busy.
    Nature of the hell hound honey
    Oh it is not. I've seen the nature of the hell hound and will not mind too much if I do not again.
    Avoiding contractions?
    They look funny afterwards. This is not really a memory of this song.
    Sure it is.
    sillybunnyon September 01, 2010   Link

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