Canned Heat Blues (Tommy Johnson)

Sources:

Sheet Music:

Early Blues Songbook: a collection of early blues in words and music / Paul Oliver. London u.a., 1982– Copyright 1930

Recordings:

1928 - Tommy Johnson - Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 31, 1928 - 45462 -2 Victor 38535 - Tommy Johnson (v,g) -

1961 - K.C. Douglas - Feb. 5, 1961 - Stockton CA - Bluesville 1050, on: Big Road Blues

70's - Rory Block

1993 - Paul Rishell - on: Swear to Tell the Truth

1994 - Houston Stackhouse - on: Real Country Blues: Shake 'em on Down

1997 - Jim Greene - May 1995 - Black Magic, on: Just A Dream

1999 - Catfish Keith - on: Pony Run

2000 - Steve Arvey - on: It's a Fine Line

2001 - Chris Thomas King - on: Legend of Tommy Johnson

2001 - Peter May - on: Black Coffee Blues

2002 - Reet Petite & Gone - on: Using That Thing

2003 - Chris Thomas King - July 1998-Feb. 28, 1999 - on: The Roots: The Soul of Chris Thomas King

2003 - The Roots - on: The Roots

2005 - Doug Cox & Sam Hurrie - on: Hungry Ghosts

2007 - Bill McQuaid - on: Love Changing Blues

2008 - Magda Piskorcyk - on: Magda Live

2008 - Waxwing John - on: Willie Brown's Liquor

Crying, canned heat, canned heat, mama, crying, sure, Lord, killing me.
Crying, canned heat, mama, sure, Lord, killing me.
Takes alcorub to take these canned heat blues.

Crying, mama, mama, mama, you know, canned heat killing me.
Crying, mama, mama, mama, crying, canned heat is killing me.
Canned heat don't kill me, crying, babe, I'll never die.

I woked up, up this morning, with canned heat on my mind.
Woked up this morning, canned heat was on my mind.
Woke up this morning, with canned heat, Lord, on my mind.

Crying, Lord, Lord, I wonder, canned heat, Lord, killing me.
Jake alcohol's ruined me, churning 'bout my soul.
Because brownskin woman don't do the easy roll.

I woke up, up this morning, crying, canned heat 'round my bed.
Run here, somebody, take these canned heat blues.
Run here, somebody, and take these canned heat blues.

Crying, mama, mama, mama, crying, canned heat killing me.
B'lieve to my soul, Lord, it gonna kill me dead.