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I'm a Highway Man

This song is by Big Joe Williams and appears on the compilation album Big Joe Williams Vol. 2 (1945-1949) (1991) and on the compilation album Big Joe Williams and the Stars of Mississippi Blues (2004).

Yes, I'm a highway man, I'm beggin' you, please don't block the road
Yes, I'm a highway man, baby, beggin' you, please don't block the road
Well, well, you know I got to make a call, honey, boy, hoo-well-well, and I swear I got to go

She won't write me no letter, seem like she'll send me a telegram
She won't write me no letter, seem like she would send me a telegram
Well, somehow this sweet woman, yeah, man, she'd know just where I am, me am

Lord, the days seem mighty lonesome, baby, hear me when I moan
Well, the days seems mighty lonesome, mama, hear me when I moan
Yes, who been drivin' Joe Williams' Terraplane, I said, hoo, ever since I been gone?

Now take it, boy! I'm trying' to find my girl. I'm gon' try to drivin' this big wide load. Seem like somebody got under my wheel, or something!

I believe I got to rake your motor, I'm goin' to hoist your hood, your spark plug gettin' oil, and your generator ain't getting' spark good', but I'm still the
Highway man, hoo-ooh, don't block the road
Yes, I got to make a call, honey, yeah, and you know, boy, poor Joe's booked and I got to go

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