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Backwater Blues

This song is by Colosseum and appears on the album Those Who Are About to Die Salute You (1969).

This song is a cover of "Backwater Blues" by Lead Belly.
Yeah, it rained five days
And the sky seemed as dark, as dark as night
Yeah, it rained five days
And the sky seemed as dark, turned as dark as night
Well there was so much trouble takin' place, babe
So much trouble and you gotta get yourself so far outside

Yeah, they rowed a little boat
Yeah, they rowed a boat about five and a half miles outta shore
Yeah, they rowed a little boat about five
Five and a half miles outta shore
Yeah there's gonna be so much trouble takin' place
You're not gonna know what you're gonna do

Yeah, backwater blues ain't nothin'
Yeah, but a whole lotta water comin' down
Yeah, backwater blues ain't nothin'
Yeah, it ain't nothin' but a whole lotta water comin' down
Yeah, if you don't watch out where you're goin'
You're not gonna know which way you're gonna go

Written by:

Leadbetter

Liner Notes (UK release):

This Leadbelly classic, featuring Dick, was cut at our first recording

session - the guitarist is Jim Roche who was with us at the time.

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