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12-JUN-2017 LynnH

Cemetery Blues

by Lightnin Hopkins, a fellow Texan. He was born in Centerville, TX and is buried her in Houston, TX.

Poor grandpa, he died but that's the debt we all got to pay
Yeah, we livin' now but every livin' people done, whoa Lord, he gotta died one day

Lord I followed the hearse down to the burial ground
See four men when they let poor grandpa down
Yes I followed the hearse down to the burial ground
See four men when they let poor grandpa down
Couldn't stand it, mercy, Lord
Yes you know it hurtin' me so bad, till I almost had a nervous breakdown

Yes she know it was sad when we got back home, po' grandma
That's who I felt sorry for, and myself too in a way
When we got back home, this is what grandma say
She "Son, where's my bonnet" and she had it on her head
You know it was sad time, sad time when grandpa died
Whoa, we didn't have no place to go
Grandma said "Your good times is over, grandpa is gone
You'll never have no good times no more"

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Stephanie16-Jun-2017 11:28
What a beautiful B&W work of art Lynn! Bravo! V
Buz Kiefer15-Jun-2017 21:50
Very nice image and lyric, Lynn. V
Jeff Real15-Jun-2017 17:16
Great song!
This is a really beautiful photograph and memorial
Helen Betts15-Jun-2017 16:00
Such a moving capture, very nicely done. V.
laine15-Jun-2017 15:28
With sadness from loss comes the joy of remembering the good times. A very moving image Lynn. V
Nick Paoni15-Jun-2017 13:15
A moving image to go with the song. Nicely done.
Tom LeRoy15-Jun-2017 13:08
Classic blues! A fine presentation. V
Yvonne15-Jun-2017 11:09
A poignant scene & words, very suited to b/w.. v
Dennis Hoyne15-Jun-2017 01:59
One of the first real bluesmen I remember hearing on the radio growing up. This is such a sad one. V.
globalgadabout15-Jun-2017 01:14
what a sad song, and 'grandma' crying through out exacerbates the sorrow...the blues are so often about real life experiences, and this song is such a good example of that..
larose forest photos15-Jun-2017 01:08
A dark moody shot perfect for Lightning's blues! Saw Lightning Hopkins several times way back when. What a great bluesman. V
Julie Oldfield15-Jun-2017 01:02
Love the mood . Great composition. V