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I'm a Crawlin' Black Snake

This song is by Lightnin' Hopkins and appears on the album Soul Blues (1965).

You know I'm a crawlin' blacksnake
Lots of these women like to cross poor Lightnin's trail
I'm a crawlin' blacksnake
Lots of women like to cross poor Lightnin's trail
Well, they knows that I don't make no jokes
And the trail they cross, they knows it don't fail

You know that crawlin' blacksnake crawled a long ways
Just to see a woman
All I heard, he was deef and dumb
When they walk up, he'd give his sign by r-r-r-rattlin' his tongue
But there was a one that stay back, 'cause she might get bit
He may not be true, partner, but you may not be fit


Crawlin' blacksnake
One snake got dodge is that, the one they call the king
One snake got dodge, and that is the one that they call the king
They say he just got plenty power but no poison
He can kill any snake on earth, don't care how mean

I figure if he can kill a rattlesnake, I better dodge him, too
And so that's the reason I'm gon' tell you Lightnin' goin


I'm that crawlin' blacksnake
Don't dodge but one and that is the king
I'm that crawlin' blacksnake
I don't dodge but one and that is the king
Well, you know he is the best snake in the world
And that king snake can kill anything

Then I drug down there, and I said

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