Saturday, July 16, 2011

Key to the Highway

By Big Bill Broonzy

Notable versions by Eric Clapton & Duane Allman, Little Walter, Junior Wells

I sang this with Ken at NGW, alternating verses, which we pulled from Blues for Peace.

8-bar blues
||: A | E | D | D |
| A | E | A D | A E :||

I got the key to the highway,
and I'm billed out and bound to go
I'm gonna leave here runnin',
cause walkin' is most too slow

I'm goin' down on the border,
now where I'm better known
Cause woman you don't do nothin',
but drive a good man 'way from home

Now when the moon creeps over the mountain,
I'll be on my way
Now I'm gonna walk this old highway,
until the break of day

Give me one more kiss mama,
just before I go
I'm gonna leave this town,
ain't comin' back no more"

So long baby, now I must say goodbye,
So long baby, now I must say goodbye,
I'm gonna walk this highway, 'till the day I die"

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