Sleepy John Estes
The Story behind the song:
Keys: Sleepy John plays in BEBG#, Gegg Allman in BEBF7, Ry Cooder in GADBm, Clapton in GDGC.
Well I [G]never will for[D]get that floating [G]bridge.
Lord I [C]never will forget that floating [G]bridge.
Lord I never will forget that [C]floating bridge.
They tell me [G]five minutes [D]time underwater I was [G]hid.
I was [G]going [D]down and I throwed up my [G]hands.
As [C]I was going down I throwed up my [G]hands.
As I was going down I [C]throwed up my hands,
Saying, ”[G]Please [D]take me on dry [G]land.”
Well they [G]carried me in the [D]house and they laid me ’cross the [G]planks.
Well they [C]carried me in the house, they laid me ’cross the [G]planks.
Well they carried me in the house, they [C]laid me ’cross the planks.
About a [G]gallon of [D]muddy water I had [G]drink.
They [G]dried me of and they[D] laid me in the bed
They [C]dried me of and they laid me in the [G]bed
They dried me [G7]of and they[C] laid me in the bed
Couldn’t hear [G]nothing but muddy [D]water run though my [D]head
Oh my [G]mother often [D]told me, ”Quit playing a [G]bum.”
My [C]mother always told me, ”Quit playing a [G]bum.”
Lord, my mother always told me, ”Son, [C]quit playing a bum.
Go [G]out some[D]where and make a [G]crumb.”
All the [G]people on the [D]bridge was screaming and [G]crying.
Well [C]all the people on the bridge was screaming and [G]crying.
All the people on the bridge stood [C]screaming and crying,
Say[G]ing, ”Lord have [D]mercy, wher’s we [G]g’wine?”