Johnson/ Page/ Plant
Записана 23 июня 1969 года во время прямого эфира передачи «John Peel’s Top Gear».
Впервые выпущена 6 мая 1990 года на сборнике «Box Set» (Atlantic 82144).
Выпускалась также 6 октября 1993 года на сборнике «The Complete Studio Recordings» (Atlantic 82526) и 11 ноября 1997 года на сборнике «BBC Sessions» (Atlantic).
Box Set The Complete Studio Recordings BBC Sessions


Заимствование
Like «When The Levee Breaks» this is a much changed cover of an old Robert Johnson song originally recorded in 1937. The song «Don’t Know Where I’m Going» by Norm Gallagher also features the section about the `rider’, although it is obvious that Gallagher also borrowed this section from Johnson. Moving from the lyrics to the music, there are some lifts from Johnny Winter’s «Leavin’ Home Blues» and another Johnny Winters song, «I’m Yours She’s Mine». This song was performed rather unsteadily by the Rolling Stones at their free Hyde Park Concert in 1969, and although credited to Jagger and Richards, is usually credited to Johnny Winter.


Текст

Asked sweet mama, Let me be her kid
She said, "You might get hurt if you don't keep it hid"

Well I know my baby, If I see her in the dark
I said I know my rider, If I see her in the dark

Now, I goin' to Rosedale, Take my rider by my side
Still barrelhouse, If it's on the riverside, yeah
I know my baby, Lord, I said, "is really sloppy drunk"
I know my mama, Lord, a brownskin, but she ain't no plum

See my baby, tell her, Tell her hurry home
Had no lovin', since my baby been gone
See my baby, Tell hurry on home
I ain't had, Lord, my right mind, Since my rider's been gone

Hey, she promises, She's my rider
I wanna tell you, She's my rider
I know you're mine, She's my rider
She ain't but sixteen, But she's my rider

I'm goin' to Rosedale, Take my rider by side
Anybody argue with me man, I'll keep them satisfied
Well, see my baby, tell her, Tell her the shape I'm in
Ain't had no lovin', Lord, since you know when

Spoken: Why don't you come into my kitchen

She's a kindhearted lady. She studies evil all the time
She's a kindhearted woman. She studies evil all the time

Squeeze my lemon 'til the juice runs down my leg
Squeeze it so hard, I'll fall right out of bed
Squeeze my lemon, 'til the juice runs down my leg

Spoken: I wonder if you know what I'm talkin' about

Oh, but the way that you squeeze it girl
I swear I'm gonna fall right out of bed

She's a good rider
She's my kindhearted lady
I'm gonna take my rider by my side
I said her front teeth are lined with gold
She's gotta mortgage on my body, got a lien on my soul
She's my brownskin sugar plum… 


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