Shake 'Em on Down

Bukka White

About Shake 'Em on Down

"Shake 'Em On Down" is a Delta blues song by American musician Bukka White. He recorded it in Chicago in 1937 around the beginning of his incarceration at the infamous Parchman Prison Farm in Mississippi. It was his first recording for producer Lester Melrose and remains his best-known song. Several blues and other artists have adapted the song, often with variations on the lyrics and music.


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Baby please don't go, 
Baby please don't go, 
Baby please don't go, 
Down to New Orleans 
You know I love you so, 
Baby please don't go. 

Baby your mind done gone, 
Well your mind done gone, 
Well your mind done gone, 
Left the county farm, 
You had the shackles on. 
Baby please don't go. 

For be a dog, 
For be a dog, 
For be a dog, 
To git you way down here, 
I make you walk the log. 
Baby please don't go. 

Baby please don't go, 
Baby please don't go, 
Baby please don't go, 
Down to New Orleans, 
You know I love you so. 
Baby please don't go. 

For be a dog, 
For be a dog, 
For be a dog, 
Git you way down here, 
Make you walk the log. 
Baby please don't go. 

'now how I feel right now, 
My baby leavin', 
On that midnight train, 
And I'm cryin'. 

Baby please don't go, 
Baby please don't go, 
Baby please don't go, 
Down to New Orleans, 
You know I love you so. 
Baby please don't go. 

For be a dog, 
For be a dog, 
For be a dog, 
To git you way down here. 
I make you walk the log. 
Baby please don't go, yeah. 

Awright

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Bukka White

Booker T. Washington White (November 12, 1909 – February 26, 1977), better known as Bukka White, was an American Delta blues guitarist and singer. "Bukka" was not a nickname, but a phonetic misspelling of White's given name Booker, by his second (1937) record label (Vocalion). more »

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