Tate County Hill Country Blues


Luther with the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band



Luther Dickinson: Tate County was recorded when the concept was still pure.


Coal Black Mattie
Coal Black Mattie got no change of clothes, fool got drunk, and her clothes outdoors
Coal Black Mattie, ainít got a change oí clothes
Girl got drunk, throwed her trunk outdoors

Goin' to Memphis, see the World's Fair, reason I'm goin' cause my babyís there
Goin' to Memphis, see that worldly fair
Ďdeed Iím goiní cause my babyís there.

Need no heater fireplace by my bed, woman I got cherry red
Need no heat or fireplace by my bed, girl I got keeps me cherry red

Snake Drive
Man, donít you let my baby ride
Love is the devil but it wonít get me

(contains the most ultimate modulation in NMA history)

Brooks Run to the Ocean
Well now brooks run to the ocean
You know rivers run to the sea
As I run into my baby child somebody have to bury me thatís alright
Every now and then I wonder, oo-ooh loviní you tonight
Well now gonna buy me a bulldog


Shimmy She Wobble
Instrumental




Iím In Jail


Used To Be


Let Me In


Crazy Ďbout You
Well (well) looky here baby
Look at what you have done
Mmm (mmm) looky here baby
Look at what you have done

Well you got me lovin' ya
And you know your man done gone

Well (well) minutes seem like hours
You know hours seem like days
Mmm (mmm) minutes seem like hours
You know hours seem like days

I looked at my baby
Looked her straight in the face
I'm crazy 'bout you baby
I'm crazy 'bout you babe
I'm crazy 'bout you (Iím crazy)


Bird Without A Feather
Just like a bird without a feather
You know Iím lost without your love
I need your love like the angels need heaven above
I spent time in the jailhouse baby
With my face turned to the wall
Yeah a long time in the jail baby
With my face turned to the wall
All I can hear with my baby gone
Itís true I shot my baby
I did it because she did me wrong
Yeah itís true I shot my baby
I did it because she did me wrong
You know the judge called it murder
Now xxxxxxxxxx in my home


World Boogie
Instrumental




Glory
Glory glory hallelujah
When I lay my burden down

Whatcha gonna do when the worlds on fire
When I lay my burden down

Iím goin home to live with Jesus
When I lay my burden down

All my troubles will be over
When I lay my burden down

Every higher and higher
When I lay by burden down

Glory glory hallelujah
When I lay my burden down

(alternate lyrics:
No more cryiní, no more cryiní
no more sickness, no more sorrow
Theyíll be glory hallelujah
When I lay my burden down)