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Eric Clapton lyrics

Album: Crossroads [1988]

Tracks72
 01  Boom Boom
 02  Honey in Your Hips
 03  Baby What's Wrong
 04  I Wish You Would
 05  A Certain Girl
 06  Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
 07  I Ain't Got You
 08  For Your Love
 09  Got to Hurry
 10  Lonely Years
 11  Bernard Jenkins
 12  Hideaway
 13  All Your Love
 14  Rambling on My Mind
 15 Have You Ever Loved a Woman (live)
 16  Wrapping Paper
 17  I Feel Free
 18  Spoonful
 19  Lawdy Mama
 20  Strange Brew
 21  Sunshine of Your Love
 22  Tales of Brave Ulysses
 23  Steppin' Out
 24  Anyone for Tennis
 25  White Room
 26 Crossroads (live)
 27  Badge
 28  Presence of the Lord
 29  Can't Find My Way Home
 30  Sleeping in the Ground
 31  Comin' Home
 32  Blues Power
 33  After Midnight
 34  Let It Rain
 35  Tell the Truth
 36  Roll It Over
 37  Layla
 38  Mean Old World
 39 Key to the Highway (live)
 40 Crossroads (live)
 41  Got to Get Better in a Little While
 42  Evil
 43  One More Chance
 44  Mean Old Frisco
 45  Snake Lake Blues
 46  Let It Grow
 47  Ain't That Lovin' You
 48  Motherless Children
 49 I Shot the Sheriff (live)
 50  Better Make It Through Today
 51  The Sky Is Crying
 52  I Found a Love
 53 (When Things Go Wrong) It Hurts Me Too
 54  What'cha Gonna Do?
 55  Knockin' on Heaven's Door
 56  Someone Like You
 57  Hello Old Friend
 58  Sign Language
 59 Further on up the Road (live)
 60  Lay Down Sally
 61  Wonderful Tonight
 62  Cocaine
 63  Promises
 64  If I Don't Be There by Morning
 65 Double Trouble (live)
 66  I Can't Stand It
 67  The Shape You're In
 68  Heaven Is One Step Away
 69  She's Waiting
 70  Too Bad
 71  Miss You
 72  Wanna Make Love to You
all Eric Clapton lyrics



Boom Boom
By john lee hooker

Boom, boom, boom, boom.
I'm gonna shoot you right down,
Knock you off of your feet,
And take you home with me.
Put you in my house.
Boom, boom, boom, boom.

Boom, boom, boom, boom.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
I love to see you strut
When you're walking to me.
When you're talking to me,
That knocks me out.

Boom, boom, boom, boom.
You know I like it like that,
With your baby-talk,
Oh and the way that you walk.
You know it knocks me right down,
Knocks me off of my feet.

Boom, boom, boom, boom.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Oh, oh, oh, oh.
How, how, how, how.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Now, now, now, now.back to top
Honey in Your Hips
By kieth relf

When I get out on the dancing floor,
There ain't no stopping for an hour more.
I go rocking up and down and around and round.
I go reeling to the beat of that crazy sound.
I can't stop, I want to kiss your pretty lips,
'cause I know, pretty babe, you got honey in your hips.

I can't stop my feet and I can't stop my hands
When I hear the sound of a rock 'n' roll band.
Gotta rock, gotta roll, gonna jump and shout;
Nobody better come and turn me out.
I'm staying all night till I get my kicks,
'cause you know, pretty babe, you got honey in your hips.

I want you and you want me.
We're gonna dance all night till we both feel free.
We'll shake and we'll shimmy right across the floor.
When it gets late, we'll dance out the door.
You better get ready with your pretty lips,
'cause you know, pretty babe, you got honey in your hips.back to top
Baby What's Wrong
By jimmy reed

Oh baby, honey what's wrong with you?
Well now baby, honey what's wrong with you?
Well, you don't treat me, baby, like you used to do.

I can't help it, baby, if I'm acting strange.
I'm just hoping, baby, I'm not going insane.
Well baby, honey what's wrong with you?
Well now, you don't treat me, baby, like you used to do.

Second verse

First verseback to top
I Wish You Would
By billy boy arnold

Early in the morning, 'bout the break of day,
That's when my baby went away.
Come back, baby, I wish you would,
Try and love me, you won't do no good.

Walking and a-kissing late at night;
I tell you now baby, I feel just right.
Come now baby, whatcha trying to do?
Trying to love me and some other man, too.

Come now baby, give me one more chance.
You know I still love you, want to give you romance.
Yeah romance, all night long, in my arms, woah yeah.

First verse

You know baby that I love you so.
You know, pretty baby, it hurts me to see you go.
Oh yeah, oh yeah.back to top
A Certain Girl
A certain girl

There's a certain girl I've been in love with a long, long time.
(what's her name? ) I can't tell you. (no!)
I can't reveal her name until I've got her.
(what's her name? ) I can't tell you. (no!)
Well, I've tried to get her time and time again.
We just end up as nothing but friends.
And there's a certain girl I've been in love with a long, long time.
(what's her name? ) I can't tell you. (no!)

Well, there's a certain chick I've been sweet on since I met her.
(what's her name? ) I can't tell you. (no!)
I can't repeat her name until I get her.
(what's her name? ) I can't tell you. (no!)
Well one day, I'm gonna wake up and say,
I'll do anything just to be your slave.
And there's a certain girl I've been in love with a long, long time.
(what's her name? ) I can't tell you. (no!)

Well, I've tried to get her time and time again.
We just end up as nothing but friends.
And there's a certain girl I've been in love with a long, long time.
(what's her name? ) I can't tell you. (no!)

There's a certain chick I've been sweet on since I found her.
(what's her name? ) I can't tell you. (no!)
I can't reveal her name until I get her.
(what's her name? ) I can't tell you. (no!)
Well now one day, get her time and time again.
We just end up as nothing but friends.
And there's a certain girl I've been in love with a long, long time.
(what's her name? ) I can't tell you. (no!)

I can't tell you. (no!)
I can't tell you. (no!)
I can't tell you.back to top
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
By h. g. demarais

Good morning, little schoolgirl.
Good morning, little schoolgirl.
Can I go home with you?
Won't you let me go home with you,
So I can hug, hug, squeeze, squeeze?
If you let me I can tease you baby.
Hey, hey hey hey. hey hey hey hey. hey, yeah.

Let's dance, little schoolgirl.
Let's dance, little schoolgirl.
Won't you let me take you to the hop, hop,
Have a party at the soda shop
So we can do the twist, do the stroll
To the music of the rock 'n' roll.
Hey, hey hey hey. hey hey hey hey. hey, yeah.

First verse

Good morning, little schoolgirl.
Good morning, little schoolgirl.
Can I go home with you?
Won't you let me go home with you?
Tell your mama and your papa that I love you.
Tell your sisters and your brother that I love you.
Hey, hey hey hey. hey, hey hey hey.
Hey, hey hey hey. hey, hey hey hey.back to top
I Ain't Got You
By calvin carter

I got a maserati g.t.
With snakeskin upholstery.
I got a charge account at goldblatt's,
But I ain't got you.

I got a closet full of clothes,
But no matter where it goes,
It keeps a ring in the nose,
But I ain't got you.

I got a tavern and a liquor store.
I play the numbers, yeah, four forty-four.
I got a mojo, yeah, don't you know,
I'm all dressed up with no place to go.

I got women to the right of me.
I got women to the left of me.
I got women all around me,
But I ain't got you.
No, I ain't got you.

Third verse

Fourth verse

No I ain't got you.back to top
For Your Love
By graham gouldman

For your love.
For your love.
For your love.
I'd give you everything and more, and that's for sure.
For your love.
I'd bring you diamond rings and things right to your door.
For your love.

To thrill you with delight,
I'll give you diamonds bright.
There'll be things that will excite,
To make you dream of me at night.

For your love.
For your love.
For your love.

For your love, for your love,
I would give the stars above.
For your love, for your love,
I would give you all I could.

For your love.
For your love.
For your love.
I'd give the moon if it were mine to give.
For your love.
I'd give the stars and the sun 'fore I live.
For your love.

To thrill you with delight,
I'll give you diamonds bright.
There'll be things that will excite,
To make you dream of me at night.

For your love.
For your love.
For your love.
For your love.back to top
Got to Hurry
By o. rasputin

(instrumental)back to top
Lonely Years
(John Mayall)

Face is turning white
From the salt of all my tears.
Face is turning white
From the salt of all my tears.
Lost everything I had,
I got to face five lonely years.

Everybody got a trouble;
I got to live with mine right now.
Everybody got a trouble;
I got to live with mine right now.
I'm gonna take a little walk now, people,
And I'll try to get along somehow.

I'll be leaving right now, people;
I got to stop now and figure out my time.
I got to get a bus, people;
I got to stop now and figure out my time.
I believe with a feeling,
I got to move on down the line.back to top
Bernard Jenkins
By eric clapton

(instrumental)back to top
Hideaway
By freddie king and sonny thompson

(instrumental)back to top
All Your Love
(by otis rush and willie dixon)

All the love I miss loving, all the kiss I miss kissing.
All the love I miss loving, all the kiss I miss kissing.
Before I met you baby, never knew what I was missing.

All your love, pretty baby, that I got in store for you.
All your love, pretty baby, that I got in store for you.
I love you pretty baby, well I say you love me too.

All your loving, pretty baby, all your loving, pretty baby.
All your loving, pretty baby, all your loving, pretty baby.
Since I first met you baby, I never knew what I was missing.

Hey, hey baby, hey, hey baby.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, baby, oh, oh, baby.
Since I first met you baby, never knew what I was missing.back to top
Rambling on My Mind
(Robert Johnson)

I got rambling,
I got rambling all on my mind.
I got rambling,
I got rambling all on my mind.
I hates to leave my baby,
But she treats me so unkind.

I got mean things,
I got mean things all on my mind.
I got mean things,
I got mean things all on my mind.
I hates to leave my baby,
But she treats me so unkind.

I'm going down to the station,
Catch the fastest train I see.
I'm going down to the station,
Catch the fastest train I see.
I got the blues 'bout miss so-and-so
And her son's got the blues about me.

I got rambling,
I got rambling all on my mind.
I got rambling,
I got rambling all on my mind.
I hates to leave my baby,
But she treats me so unkind.back to top
Wrapping Paper
By jack bruce and pete brown

Wrapping paper in the gutter
Moving slowly as the wind on the sea,
(faces calling, waves moving)
In your picture on a wall of a house of old times.
(can you hear me) can you hear me
(can you hear me) wandering sadly?

In the city, feeling pretty,
Down and out and making love to you on the shore,
(ruined buildings, faces empty)
In the picture as I gaze ahead and don't see
(that they're calling) that they're calling.
(that they're calling) wandering sadly.

Shattered windows, stairs to nowhere.
(hear you calling) hear you calling
(hear you calling) as I wander so sadly.

Wish I knew what you'd done to me;
Turned me on to things I never knew.
It's all broken, weeds are growing.
Wish I was going home to the house by the shore
(where you loved me) where you loved me,
(where you loved me) loved me so sadly.

Someday I'll get back, somehow I'll do it.
I'll arrive there and you'll be there to meet me.
(walk together, tread the weeds down)
Kiss again in the picture on the wall
(where I loved you) in the old house.
(where I loved you) loved you so well.back to top
I Feel Free
By jack bruce and pete brown

Feel when I dance with you,
We move like the sea.
You, you're all I want to know.
I feel free, I feel free, I feel free.

I can walk down the street, there's no one there
Though the pavements are one huge crowd.
I can drive down the road; my eyes don't see,
Though my mind wants to cry out loud.

I feel free, I feel free, I feel free.

I can walk down the street, there's no one there
Though the pavements are one huge crowd.
I can drive down the road; my eyes don't see,
Though my mind wants to cry out loud,
Though my mind wants to cry out loud.

Dance floor is like the sea,
Ceiling is the sky.
You're the sun and as you shine on me,
I feel free, I feel free, I feel free.back to top
Spoonful
By willie dixon

Could fill spoons full of diamonds,
Could fill spoons full of gold.
Just a little spoon of your precious love
Will satisfy my soul.

Men lies about it.
Some of them cries about it.
Some of them dies about it.
Everything's a-fightin' about the spoonful.
That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful.
That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful.
That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful.
That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful.

Could fill spoons full of coffee,
Could fill spoons full of tea.
Just a little spoon of your precious love;
Is that enough for me?

Chorus

Could fill spoons full of water,
Save them from the desert sands.
But a little spoon of your forty-five
Saved you from another man.

Chorusback to top
Lawdy Mama
(traditional)

Wanna go out, baby, to late at night.
Lawdy mama, no need to worry.
Wanna go out, baby, to late at night.
I got a real funny feeling
You're gonna treat your daddy right.

Big-legged woman, come and hold my hand.
Lawdy mama, no need to worry.
Big-legged woman, come and hold my hand.
I got a real funny feeling
You wanna love another man.back to top
Strange Brew
By eric clapton, gail collins and felix pappalardi

Strange brew -- kill what's inside of you.

She's a witch of trouble in electric blue,
In her own mad mind she's in love with you.
With you.
Now what you gonna do?
Strange brew -- kill what's inside of you.

She's some kind of demon messing in the glue.
If you don't watch out it'll stick to you.
To you.
What kind of fool are you?
Strange brew -- kill what's inside of you.

On a boat in the middle of a raging sea,
She would make a scene for it all to be
Ignored.
And wouldn't you be bored?
Strange brew -- kill what's inside of you.

Strange brew, strange brew, strange brew, strange brew.
Strange brew -- kill what's inside of you.back to top
Sunshine of Your Love
(by eric clapton, jack bruce, ginger baker)

It's getting near dawn,
When lights close their tired eyes.
I'll soon be with you my love,
To give you my dawn surprise.
I'll be with you darling soon,
I'll be with you when the stars start falling.

I've been waiting so long
To be where I'm going
In the sunshine of your love.

I'm with you my love,
The light's shining through on you.
Yes, I'm with you my love,
It's the morning and just we two.
I'll stay with you darling now,
I'll stay with you till my seas are dried up.

Chorus

Second verse

I've been waiting so long
I've been waiting so long
I've been waiting so long
To be where I'm going
In the sunshine of your love.back to top
Tales of Brave Ulysses
By eric clapton and martin sharp

You thought the leaden winter would bring you down forever,
But you rode upon a steamer to the violence of the sun.

And the colors of the sea blind your eyes with trembling mermaids,
And you touch the distant beaches with tales of brave ulysses:
How his naked ears were tortured by the sirens sweetly singing,
For the sparkling waves are calling you to kiss their white laced lips.

And you see a girl's brown body dancing through the turquoise,
And her footprints make you follow where the sky loves the sea.
And when your fingers find her, she drowns you in her body,
Carving deep blue ripples in the tissues of your mind.

The tiny purple fishes run laughing through your fingers,
And you want to take her with you to the hard land of the winter.

Her name is aphrodite and she rides a crimson shell,
And you know you cannot leave her for you touched the distant sands
With tales of brave ulysses; how his naked ears were tortured
By the sirens sweetly singing.

The tiny purple fishes run lauging through your fingers,
And you want to take her with you to the hard land of the winter.back to top
Steppin' Out
By james bracken

(instrumental)back to top
Anyone for Tennis
By eric clapton and martin sharp

Twice upon a time in the valley of the tears
An auctioneer is bidding for a box of fading years
And the elephants are dancing on the graves of squealing mice.
Anyone for tennis, wouldn't that be nice?

And the ice creams are all melting on the streets of bloody beer
While the beggars stain the pavements with flourescent christmas cheer
And the bentley-driving guru is putting up his price.
Anyone for tennis, wouldn't that be nice?

And the prophets in the boutiques give out messages of hope
With jingle bells and fairy tales and blind colliding scopes
And you can tell they're all the same underneath the pretty lies.
Anyone for tennis, wouldn't that be nice?

The yellow buddhist monk is burning brightly at the zoo
You can bring a bowl of rice and then a glass of water too
And fate is setting up the chessboard while death rolls out the dice.
Anyone for tennis, wouldn't that be nice?back to top
White Room
By jack bruce and pete brown

In the white room with black curtains near the station.
Blackroof country, no gold pavements, tired starlings.
Silver horses ran down moonbeams in your dark eyes.
Dawnlight smiles on you leaving, my contentment.

I'll wait in this place where the sun never shines;
Wait in this place where the shadows run from themselves.

You said no strings could secure you at the station.
Platform ticket, restless diesels, goodbye windows.
I walked into such a sad time at the station.
As I walked out, felt my own need just beginning.

I'll wait in the queue when the trains come back;
Lie with you where the shadows run from themselves.

At the party she was kindness in the hard crowd.
Consolation for the old wound now forgotten.
Yellow tigers crouched in jungles in her dark eyes.
She's just dressing, goodbye windows, tired starlings.

I'll sleep in this place with the lonely crowd;
Lie in the dark where the shadows run from themselves.back to top
Badge
By eric clapton and george harrison

Thinkin' 'bout the times you drove in my car.
Thinkin' that I might have drove you too far.
And I'm thinkin' 'bout the love that you laid on my table.

I told you not to wander 'round in the dark.
I told you 'bout the swans, that they live in the park.
Then I told you 'bout our kid, now he's married to mabel.

Yes, I told you that the light goes up and down.
Don't you notice how the wheel goes 'round?
And you better pick yourself up from the ground
Before they bring the curtain down,
Yes, before they bring the curtain down.

Talkin' 'bout a girl that looks quite like you.
She didn't have the time to wait in the queue.
She cried away her life since she fell off the cradle.back to top
Presence of the Lord
By eric clapton

I have finally found a way to live just like I never could before.
I know that I don't have much to give, but I can open any door.
Everybody knows the secret, everybody knows the score.
I have finally found a way to live in the color of the lord.

I have finally found a place to live just like I never could before.
And I know I don't have much to give, but soon I'll open any door.
Everybody knows the secret, everybody knows the score.
I have finally found a place to live in the presence of the lord.
In the presence of the lord.

I have finally found a way to live just like I never could before.
And I know I don't have much to give, but I can open any door.
Everybody knows the secret, I said everybody knows the score.
I have finally found a way to live in the color of the lord.
In the color of the lord.back to top
Can't Find My Way Home
By steve winwood

Come down off your throne and leave your body alone.
Somebody must change.
You are the reason I've been waiting so long.
Somebody holds the key.

But I'm near the end and I just ain't got the time
And I'm wasted and I can't find my way home.

Come down on your own and leave your body alone.
Somebody must change.
You are the reason I've been waiting all these years.
Somebody holds the key.

Chorus

But I can't find my way home.
But I can't find my way home.
But I can't find my way home.
But I can't find my way home.
Still I can't find my way home,
And I ain't done nothing wrong,
But I can't find my way home.back to top
Sleeping in the Ground
By sam myers

I would rather see you sleeping in the ground,
I would rather see you sleeping in the ground
Than to stay around here if you're gonna put me down.

Well, I give you all my money, everything I own.
Well, I give you all my money, everything I own.
Well, some day I'm gonna get lucky, and down the road you know I'm goin'.

Well, I would rather see you sleeping in the ground,
Well, I would rather see you sleeping in the ground
Than to stay around here if you're gonna put me down.

You know I give you all my money, yeah little girl, everything I own.
Well, I give you all my money, everything I own.
Well, today I'm gonna get lucky, and down the road you know I'm goin'.back to top
Comin' Home
By bonnie bramlett and eric clapton

Been out on the road 'bout six months too long.
I want you so bad, I can hardly stand it.
I'm so tired and I'm all alone.
We'll soon be together and that's it;
I'm comin' home to your love.

Hitchhiking on the turnpike all day long.
Nobody seemed to notice, they just pass me over.
To keep from going crazy, I got to sing my song.
Got a whole lot of loving and baby, that's why
I'm comin' home to your love.

Coming home, yeah.back to top
Blues Power
(by eric clapton and leon russell)

Bet you didn't think I knew how to rock 'n' roll.
Oh, I got the boogie-woogie right down in my very soul.
There ain't no need for me to be a wallflower,
'cause now I'm living on blues power.

I knew all the time but now I'm gonna let you know:
I'm gonna keep on rocking, no matter if it's fast or slow.
Ain't gonna stop until the twenty-fifth hour,
'cause now I'm living on blues power.

First verse

Talking to you, now.
The boogie's gonna pull me through.
Keep on, keep on, keep on keeping on.
Keep on keeping on, keep on keeping on.back to top
After Midnight
By j. j. cale

After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down.
After midnight, we're gonna chug-a-lug and shout.
We're gonna stimulate some action;
We're gonna get some satisfaction.
We're gonna find out what it is all about.
After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down.

After midnight, we're gonna shake your tambourine.
After midnight, it's all gonna be peaches and cream.
We're gonna cause talk and suspicion;
We're gonna give an exhibition.
We're gonna find out what it is all about.
After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down.

After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down.

Second verse

After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down.
After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down.
After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down.
After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down.back to top
Let It Rain
By bonnie bramlett and eric clapton

The rain is falling through the mist of sorrow that surrounded me.
The sun could never thaw away the the bliss that lays around me.

Let it rain, let it rain,
Let your love rain down on me.
Let it rain, let it rain,
Let it rain, rain, rain.

Her life was like a desert flower burning in the sun.
Until I found the way to love, it's harder said than done.

Chorus

Now I know the secret; there is nothing that I lack.
If I give my love to you, you'll surely give it back.

Chorusback to top
Tell the Truth
(by eric clapton and bobby whitlock)

Tell the truth. tell me who's been fooling you?
Tell the truth. who's been fooling who?

There you sit there, looking so cool
While the whole show is passing you by.
You better come to terms with your fellow men soon, cause...

The whole world is shaking now. can't you feel it?
A new dawn is breaking now. can't you see it?

Tell the truth. tell me who's been fooling you
Tell the truth. who's been fooling who?

It doesn't matter just who you are,
Or where you're going or been.
Open your eyes and look into your heart.

The whole world is shaking now. can't you feel it?
A new dawn is breaking now. can't you see it?
I said see it, yeah, can't you see it?
Can't you see it, yeah, can't you see it?
I can see it, yeah.

Tell the truth. tell me who's been fooling you
Tell the truth. who's been fooling who?

Hear what I say, 'cause every word is true.
You know I wouldn't tell you no lies.
Your time's coming, gonna be soon, boy.

Chorus

Chorusback to top
Roll It Over
By eric clapton and bobby whitlock

Go down easy and let me take my time.
Go down easy and let me take my time.
Rock me slow till I lose my mind.

Roll it over, let's take it from behind.
Roll it over, let's take it from behind.
It's only love, God knows it ain't no crime.

You don't know how much it means to be here in your arms.
Roll it over.
Roll it over.

First verse

Second verse

Chorusback to top
Layla
(by eric clapton and jim gordon)

What'll you do when you get lonely
No one waiting by your side?
You've been running and hiding much too long.
You know it's just your foolish pride.

Layla, you've got me on my knees.
Layla, I'm begging, darling please.
Layla, darling won't you ease my worried mind.

I tried to give you consolation
When your old man had let you down.
Like a fool, I fell in love with you,
Turned my whole world upside down.

Chorus

Let's make the best of the situation
Before I finally go insane.
Please don't say we'll never find a way
And tell me all my love's in vain.

Chorus

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Mean Old World
(by walter jacobs)

This is a mean old world, try and live it by yourself.
This is a mean old world, try and live it by yourself.
Can't get the one you love, have to use somebody else.

I've got the blues, gonna pack my things and go.
I've got the blues, gonna pack my things and go.
Guess you don't love me, babe, loving mister so-and-so.

Sometimes I wonder why can your love be so cold?
Sometimes I wonder why can your love be so cold?
I guess you don't love me, gonna pack my things and go.back to top
Got to Get Better in a Little While
By eric clapton

Don't you know what's wrong with me?
I'm seeing things I don't want to see.
Sniffing things that ain't no good for me.
I'm going down fast, won't you say a prayer for me?

It's got to get better in a little while.
It's got to get better in a little while.
It's got to get better in a little while.
It's got to get better in a little while.

The sun's got to shine on my guitar someday.

Revolution all across the land.
Just like sly, you got to take a stand.
Please don't hurt nobody, don't knock them down;
Give them a helping hand to get off the ground.

Chorus

The sun's got to shine on my guitar someday.

Still one thing that you can do;
Fall down on your knees and pray.
I know the lord's gonna answer you.
Don't do it tomorrow, do it today.

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Evil
(Willie Dixon)

It's a long way from home,
Can't sleep at night.
Call on your telephone;
Something just ain't right.
That's evil, evil is going on wrong.
I want to warn you brother,
You better watch your happy home.

You make it to your house,
Knock on the front door,
Run 'round to the back;
You'll catch him just before he goes.
That's evil, evil is going on.
I have warned you brother,
You better watch your happy home.

If you call on the telephone
And she answers long and slow,
Grab the first thing smoking
And you have to haul her home. (*)
That's evil, evil is going on wrong.
I have warned you brother,
You better watch your happy home.back to top
One More Chance
By eric clapton

Give me one more chance to make it up to you.
Give me one more chance to show what I can do.
Let me prove to you that my love is strong.
Won't you come back home, that's where you belong.

Oh baby, won't you give me one more chance?
Won't you give me one more chance?

Well, the sun won't shine and it refuse to rain,
And I bang my heard, but I feel no pain.
Then I tell myself that I could start anew,
But I know darn well it all depends on you.

Chorus

So if you hear this song, you might change your mind
And give a thought to me, I won't be hard to find,
And I'll promise you to do the best I can,
Change my evil ways and be your loving man.

Chorus

So, give me one more chance to make it up to you.
Give me one more chance to show what I can do.
Let me prove to you that my love is strong.
Won't you come back home, that's where you belong.

Chorus

Won't you give me one more chance?back to top
Mean Old Frisco
By arthur crudup

Well that mean old dirty frisco and that low down santa fe.
Mean old frisco and that low down santa fe.
You know they take my girl away, lord, and blow back out on me.

Well my mama, she done told me, and my papa told me too.
Mama told me and my papa told me too.
A woman that gets in your face, lord she ain't no friend for you.

Well I'm goin' away now baby, and I won't be back until fall.
Goin' away, baby. lord, I won't be back till fall.
If I don't come back by then, lord, I won't be back at all.

Well that mean old dirty frisco and that low down santa fe.
Mean old frisco and that low down santa fe.
Gonna take my gal away, lord, and blow back out on me.back to top
Snake Lake Blues
By eric clapton and bobby whitlock

(instrumental)back to top
Let It Grow
(by eric clapton)

I'm standin' at the crossroads
Tryin' to read the signs
To tell me which way I should
Go to find the answer
And all the time I know
Let your love and let it grow.

Let it grow, let it grow,
Let it blossom, let it flow.
In the sun and in the snow
Love is lovely, let it grow.

Lookin' for a reason
To check out on my mind.
It's so hard to find a
Friend that I can count on.
There's nothin' left to show,
Plant your love and let it grow.

Let it grow...

Time is gettin' shorter
And there's much for you to do,
Only ask'n you will get what you are needin',
The rest is up to you.
Plant your love and let it grow.

Let it grow...back to top
Ain't That Lovin' You
By jimmy reed

You don't know me, baby,
Like I know myself.
I just want to love you, baby,
But you leave me on the shelf.

Ain't that lovin' you, baby?
Ain't that lovin' you, baby?
Ain't that lovin' you, baby?
But you don't even know my name.

Let me tell you something,
I swear to God it's true.
If you give your love to me,
I'm gonna give it all to you.

You know it's true.

Chorus

They may kill me, baby,
And bury me like they do.
My body will lie, but my spirit's gonna find
Only you.

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Motherless Children
(traditional)

Motherless children have a hard time when mother is dead, lord.
Motherless children have a hard time when mother is dead, lord.
They don't have anywhere to go;
Wandering around from door to door.
Nobody treats you like a mother will when your mother is dead, lord.

Father will do the best he can when your mother is dead, lord.
Father will do the best he can when your mother is dead, lord.
Father will do the best he can;
So many things a father can't understand.
Nobody treats you like a mother will when your mother is dead, lord.

Sister will do the best she can when your mother is dead, lord.
Sister will do the best she can when your mother is dead, lord.
Sister will do the best she can;
So many things a sister can't understand.
Nobody treats you like a mother will when your mother is dead.

When your mother is dead, when your mother is dead.
When your mother is dead, lord, when your mother is dead.back to top
Better Make It Through Today
By eric clapton

Life is what you make it,
That's what the people say.
And if I can't make it through tomorrow,
I'd better make it through today.

I have had my share of troubles;
It's nothing new to me.
When I look around me,
All is see is misery.

Life is what you make it,
At least that's what the people say.
And if we can't make it through tomorrow
We'd better make it through today, through today.
Through today.back to top
The Sky Is Crying
(by elmore james, morgan robinson and clarence lewis)

The sky is crying, look at the tears rolling down the streets.
The sky is crying, look at the tears rolling down the streets.
I looked out my window, the rain was falling down in sheets.

My baby left me this morning, lord knows I don't know the reason why.
My baby left me this morning, I don't know the reason why.
And everytime I think about it, I hang my head and cry.

The sun is shining, although it's raining in my heart.
The sun is shining, although it's raining in my heart.
I love my baby, I hate to see us part.back to top
I Found a Love
By wilson pickett, robert west, and willie schofield

What would you do if I told you that I'm falling in love again?
I found a love that will hold my hand and baby she understands
A way to make my heart beat faster.
Is this heaven we're living in?
A way to make my life worth living.
I've fallen in love again.

I've got to ask you now, baby:

What would you say if I told you that I'm falling in love again?
I found a love that will hold my hand and baby she understands
A way to make my heart beat faster.
Is this heaven we're living in?
A way to make my life worth living.
I've fallen in love again.

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What'cha Gonna Do?
(Peter Tosh)

Mama, mama, dem hold papa,
Say they charge him fe' smoke ganja.
If me never jump the fence dem hold me too,
So tell me mama, what we gonna do?

[Chorus:]
Oh, mama, whatcha gonna do now?
Oh, mama, whatcha gonna do?
Oh, mama, whatcha gonna do now?
Oh, mama, whatcha gonna do?

Next week, next week is the case.
Him have a dread judge to face.
Him ha' fe' either see in space
Or make the doctor man work on him face.

[Chorus]

Next door neighbor, dem hold your son,
They say they find him with one gun,
An' there's no need to mention
Him going to get an indefinite detention.

[Chorus]

Him know nobody
So him ha' fe' remain in custody.
Him see Babylon, him stand up an' screw,
Say, him never knew it was a curfew.

[Chorus 2x]back to top
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
By bob dylan

Ma, take this badge off of me.
I can't use it any more.
It's getting dark, too dark to see.
Feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door.

Knock, knock, knockin' on heavens door.
Knock, knock, knockin' on heavens door.
Knock, knock, knockin' on heavens door.
Knock, knock, knockin' on heavens door.

Ma, take these guns away from me.
I can't shoot them any more.
There's a long black cloud following me.
Feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door.

Chorus

First verse

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Someone Like You
By arthur louis

I got up this morning and fell out of bed
Trying to make it to the door.
The wind was high, I didn't have much time,
Trying to find a man to score.

And then you came up on the other side
To brighten up my day.
I knew right away
That this could be my day.

Someone like you
Could make me change my ways.
Someone like you
Could turn the nights into days.

There you were, standing
On a crowded street.
You looked so good, though the air was bad,
Walking through the fog.

Chorus

I want to thank you, thank you now
For getting me back on my feet again.
I want to thank you, thank you now
For getting me back on my feet again.

Chorus

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Hello Old Friend
By eric clapton

As I am strolling down the garden path,
I saw a flower glowing in the dark.
It looked so pretty and it was unique;
I had to bend down just to have a peek.

Hello old friend,
It's really good to see you once again.
Hello old friend,
It's really good to see you once again.

I saw you walking underneath the stars;
I couldn't stop 'cause I was in a car.
I'm sure the distance wouldn't be too far
If I got out and walked to where you are.

Chorus

An old man passed me on the street today;
I thought I knew him but I couldn't say.
I stopped to think if I could place his frame.
When he tipped his hat I knew his name.

Chorus

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Sign Language
By bob dylan

You speak to me in sign language,
As I'm eating a sandwich in a small cafe
At a quarter to three.

But I can't respond to your sign language.
You're taking advantage, bringing me down.
Can't you make any sound?

'twas there by the bakery, surrounded by fakery.
This is my story, still I'm still there.
Does she know I still care?

Link wray was playing on a jukebox, I was paying
For the words I was saying, so misunderstood.
He didn't do me no good.

First verse

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Lay Down Sally
By eric clapton, marcy levy and george terry

There is nothing that is wrong
In wanting you to stay here with me.
I know you've got somewhere to go,
But won't you make yourself at home and stay with me?
And don't you ever leave.

Lay down, sally, and rest you in my arms.
Don't you think you want someone to talk to?
Lay down, sally, no need to leave so soon.
I've been trying all night long just to talk to you.

The sun ain't nearly on the rise
And we still got the moon and stars above.
Underneath the velvet skies,
Love is all that matters. won't you stay with me?
And don't you ever leave.

Chorus

I long to see the morning light
Coloring your face so dreamily.
So don't you go and say goodbye,
You can lay your worries down and stay with me.
And don't you ever leave.

Chorus

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Wonderful Tonight
(by eric clapton)

It's late in the evening
She's wondering what clothes to wear
She puts on her make up
And brushes her long blonde hair
And then she asks me
Do I look alright
And I say yes, you look wonderful tonight

We go a party
And everyone turns to see
This beautiful lady
That's walking around with me
And then she asks me
Do you feel alright
And I say yes, I feel wonderful tonight

I feel wonderful
Because I see the love light in your eyes
And the wonder of it all
Is that you just don't realize
How much I love you

It's time to go home now
And I've got an aching head
So I give her the car keys
She helps me to bed
And then I tell her
As I turn out the light
I say my darling, you were wonderful tonight
Oh my darling, you were wonderful tonightback to top
Cocaine
By j. j. cale

If you wanna hang out you've got to take her out; cocaine.
If you wanna get down, down on the ground; cocaine.
She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie; cocaine.

If you got bad news, you wanna kick them blues; cocaine.
When your day is done and you wanna run; cocaine.
She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie; cocaine.

If your thing is gone and you wanna ride on; cocaine.
Don't forget this fact, you can't get it back; cocaine.
She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie; cocaine.

She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie; cocaine.back to top
Promises
By richard feldman and roger linn

I don't care if you never come home,
I don't mind if you just keep on
Rowing away on a distant sea,
'cause I don't love you and you don't love me.

You cause a commotion when you come to town;
You give 'em a smile and they melt.
Having lovers and friends is all good and fine,
But I don't like yours and you don't like mine.

La la, la la la la la.
La la, la la la la la.

I don't care what you do at night,
Oh, and I don't care how you get your delights.
I'm gonna leave you alone, I'll just let it be,
I don't love you and you don't love me.

I got a problem. can you relate?
I got a woman calling love hate.
We made a vow we'd always be friends.
How could we know that promises end?

La la, la la la la la.
La la, la la la la la.

I tried to love you for years upon years,
You refuse to take me for real.
It's time you saw what I want you to see,
And I'd still love you if you'd just love me.

Chorus

La la, la la la la la.
La la, la la la la la.
La la, la la la la la.
La la, la la la la la.back to top
If I Don't Be There by Morning
By bob dylan and helena springs

Blue sky upon the horizon,
Private eye is on my trail,
And if I don't be there by morning
You know that I must have spent the night in jail.

I've been running from memphis to l. a.
Had an appointment set sometime for today,
And if I don't be there by morning
You know that I must have gone the other way.

Finding my way back to you girl,
Lonely and blue and mistreated too.
Sometimes I think of you girl,
Is it true that you think of me too?

I got a woman living in l. a.
I got a woman waiting for my pay,
And if I don't be there by morning,
Pack my clothes, get down on your knees and pray.

Chorus

I left my woman with a twenty dollar bill.
I left her waiting, I hope she's waiting for me still.
If I don't be there by morning
You know that i, I never will.back to top
I Can't Stand It
By eric clapton

You've been told, so maybe it's time that you learned.
You've been sold, maybe it's time that you earned.

I can't stand it.
You're fooling around, I can't stand it.
You're running around, I can't stand it.
You're fooling around with my heart.

I'll explain; I feel like I'm being used.
Make it plain, so you don't get confused.

Chorus

Chorus

It's time, time for me to let you know.
Ain't no crime, no crime to let your feelings show.

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The Shape You're In
By eric clapton

I took my baby to see a show.
She was telling me she didn't want to go.
I said, come on girl, what's the matter with you?
But I could tell by the smell that she'd had a few.

I said hold on girl don't get too tight,
You started early and we've got all night.
You've got to take it easy, take it slow.
We don't want the whole world to know
About the shape you're in.

Well, my little girl really loves that wine.
Wine will do it to her most everytime.
If it's red or it's white or it's in between,
She can drink more wine than I've ever seen.

Chorus

Now I'm not trying to get heavy with you.
I'll mind my own business if you want me to.
But I love you girl, I don't love no one else.
I'm just telling you baby 'cause I've been there myself.

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Heaven Is One Step Away
By eric clapton

We searched all through the night.
I couldn't find it; you couldn't find it.
I knew something wasn't right.
I couldn't find it; you couldn't find it.

And they say heaven is one step away.
Heaven is one step away.

And then there came the dawn:
I couldn't find it; you couldn't find it.
I just had to carry on.
I couldn't find it; you couldn't find it.

Chorus

We didn't leave till a quarter to three.
All your friends, they were laughing at me.
I don't get it, I don't understand;
Who is that man holding your hand?

First verse

Chorus

Heaven is one step away.
Heaven is one step away.
Heaven is one step away.
Heaven is one step away.back to top
She's Waiting
By eric clapton and peter robinson

She's waiting for another love.
She's waiting for another love.

She's been waiting for another love,
Someone that she can show into her heart.
And when she finally finds a stronger love,
Your whole world's gonna fall apart.

Chorus

You've been abusing her for far too long;
Think you're a king and she's your pawn.
Get ready now, 'cause pretty soon
She'll be gone and you'll be on your own.

Chorus

I see the hunger burning in her eye;
Any fool could see there's something wrong.
You keep pretending not to care,
But I will hear you sing a different song.

Chorus

Waiting for another lover,
Hoping for the time that she'll find another...back to top
Too Bad
By eric clapton

It's too bad I don't love you, for you have worried me night and day.
It's too bad I don't love you, for you have worried me night and day.
Till my heart begins to stammer and my hair is turning gray.

It's too bad I don't need you, because we get along so good.
It's too bad I don't need you, because we get along so good.
You must be thinking, 'bout this time, that my poor heart is made of wood.

It's too bad I don't miss you, 'cause you are always on my mind.
It's too bad I don't miss you, 'cause you are always on my mind.
I want to stay around your circle and learn to love you all the time.back to top
Miss You
By eric clapton, greg phillinganes and bobby columby

Don't change your mind,
I ain't got the time to sit and wonder.
I'm doing fine.
If you decide to leave, I won't go under.

You know I've come this far without you;
It won't be too hard to be alone.
I've got choices all around me,
So I won't be spending too much time at home.

Girl, I'm gonna miss you.
I'm gonna miss you, baby.
I can't forgive you,
Instead I'm gonna miss you, baby.

No, don't say a word.
I already heard that you don't love me.
In your state of mind,
I don't need to hear your side of the story.

Your friends all said we had a future
And I don't think I really want to know.
My friends keep telling me to lose you
And how glad they'll be when you decide to go.

Chorus

I broke my back to make you happy.
Sometime, somehow, someone's got to care.
If you think you're better off without me,
Just remember, it's a dirty world out there.

Chorus

I'm gonna miss the ground you walk on,
Gonna miss the air you breathe.
I'm just not quite happy, baby,
'bout your crazy plans to leave.back to top
Wanna Make Love to You
By jerry williams

How can I explain
This feeling that's true?
Honey, I can't hardly stand it,
I wanna make love to you.

I ain't gonna try to tell you
How it's made me so blue,
Sitting alone here and wondering.
I wanna make love to you.

Where the storms fall from the heavens
And the rivers, they stop their flow,
If you just stop and talk to me,
Honey, that's where I belong.

I wanna make love to you.
I wanna make love to you.
I wanna make love to you.
I wanna make love to you.

Please, stop and tell me,
Tell me you want me too.
Come on, baby,
I wanna make love to you.

Chorus

Oh, darling.

Chorus

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