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Spencer Bohren, 2010

Blackwater music, turn your lamp down low.
We’re gonna take you where the wild things go.
‘Cross the Mississippi Bridge, take the river levee road.
Out here we don’t play “Dixie” no more . . .

Wild as a Holy Roller church hayride,
Down the Devil’s backbone to the hallelujah side.
Feel the backbeat stomp, hear the guitar slide.
Let the Holy Ghost boogie get heater hot tonight.

- Chorus -
You’ll be far from town
When you hear that sound.
Lawd, it shake the ground.
Turn your head around.

Twilight time at the midnight café
By the side of the tracks, ‘cross the old spillway.
Dance all night, then you sleep all day.
Stay too late, man, you’ll never get away.

- Chorus -

Let the spirit of the muddy river move your soul.
Shake it ‘til you break it, let the good times roll.
Moon going down, sky is black as coal . . .
It’s Saturday night until the church bells toll!

- Chorus -


from Spencer Bohren - Blackwater Music, released April 11, 2011



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