See that my grave is kept clean – Blind lemon Jefferson 

This is a classic blues song from 1928 by Blind Lemon Jefferson who is giving instructions about his future funeral and how he would like his grave to be kept clean with his visualisations of his own funeral procession with white horses carrying his hearse. Brilliant song and hilarious funny, a classic. 

Version Blind Lemon Jefferson:
Well it’s one kind of favor I’ll ask of you,

Well it’s one kind of favor I’ll ask of you,

Lord it’s one kind of favor I’ll ask of you,

Please that my grave is kept clean.
It’s a long old lane ain’t got no end,

It’s a long lane that got no end,

It’s a long lane that got no end,

And it’s a bad wind that never change.
Lord, it’s two white horses in a line,

Well, it’s two white horses in a line,

Well, it’s two white horses in a line,

Want take me to my burying ground.
My heart stopped beating and my hands turned cold,

My heart stopped beating and my hands turned cold,

Well, my heart stopped beating, Lord, my hands turned cold,

It wasn’t long ‘fore service by the cypress grove.
Have you ever heard that coffin sound?

Have you ever heard that coffin sound?

Have you ever heard that coffin sound?

Than you know the poor boy’s in the ground.
Oh, dig my grave with a silver spade, 

But dig my grave with a silver spade,

Well, dig my grave with a silver spade, 

You may leave me down with a golden chain.
Have you ever heard that church bells tone [toll?]?

Have you ever heard that church bells tone?

Have you ever hear them church bells tone?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s