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Back Water Blues

Lyrics ,Music:Bessie Smith

The song was publishe 1927.

‘Back-Water Blues’, composed by Bessie Smith
and recorded by her on 17 February 1927,
has long been associated in the popular mind
and even by some writers with the great flood of the lower
Mississippi River and its tributaries that occurred that year.
This is historically problematical because that flood began
two months after Smith recorded her song.
Through an examination of Smith's touring itinerary,
the testimony of fellow entertainers who toured with her,
newspaper reports, and other documents,
it can be shown that the song was composed about a flood
of the Cumberland River that struck Nashville, Tennessee,
on Christmas morning, 1926.
The lyrics of the song are interpreted
with respect to the events of that flood.



When it rains five days and the skies turn dark as night
When it rains five days and the skies turn dark as night
Then trouble's takin' place in the lowlands at night

I woke up this mornin', can't even get out of my door
I woke up this mornin', can't even get out of my door
There's been enough trouble to make a poor girl
wonder where she want to go

Then they rowed a little boat about five miles 'cross the pond
Then they rowed a little boat about five miles 'cross the pond
I packed all my clothes, throwed them in and they rowed me along

When it thunders and lightnin' and when the wind begins to blow

When it thunders and lightnin' and the wind begins to blow
There's thousands of people ain't got no place to go

Then I went and stood upon some high old lonesome hill
Then I went and stood upon some high old lonesome hill
Then looked down on the house were I used to live

Backwater blues done call me to pack my things and go
Backwater blues done call me to pack my things and go
'Cause my house fell down and I can't live there no more

Mmm, I can't move no more
Mmm, I can't move no more
There ain't no place for a poor old girl to go




Bessie Smith(Back Water Blues)
Bessie Smith


Dinah Washington(Back Water Blues)
Dinah Washington


Lonnie Johnson(Back Water Blues)
Lonnie Johnson


Kitty Waters(Back Water Blues)
Kitty Waters


Irma Thomas(Back Water Blues)
Irma Thomas








Bessie Smith





Dinah Washington





Lonnie Johnson





Irma Thomas





Big Bill Broonzy





Long John Baldry





James P. Johnson




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