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Luther Allison (August 17, 1939 – August 12, 1997) was an American blues guitarist. He was born in Widener, Arkansas and moved with his family, at age twelve, to Chicago in 1951. He taught himself guitar and began listening to blues extensively. Three years later he began hanging outside blues nightclubs with the hopes of being invited to perform. He played with Howlin' Wolf's band and backed James Cotton. more »


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Well, my mama called me Luther
And my daddy calls me son
Yes, my mother called me Luther
And my daddy calls me son

Yes, you know my woman called me a fool
And you know she's the only one

Yes, I don't know why she treat me so bad
You know I've been so sweet and kind
Yeah, I don't know why you wanna treat me so bad, baby
You know I've been so sweet and kind

Yeah, you know if you don't stop doin' me
The way you doin' me, baby
I'm gonna, I'm gonna
[Incomprehensible] my poor, my

Yes, time has been my teacher
Baby and time has been my enemy too
Hey I said, time, time has been my teacher
You know time has been my enemy too

You know I found the way
To make you happy, baby
But you know you found another man
To make you happy too

Yeah, you are strain on my heart
You think I'm a fool, you want that piece of wood
I don't know you makes me do you like that
Oh, that's what you think, I just have a livin' to make, baby
You don't know what you're talkin' about

What trash, you don't know me?
Yeah, fair enough, go on, fair enough
I don't care how much you care, fair enough
I'ma do it to you anyway

I'm gonna, yeah, I'm oh yeah
I'm gonna squeeze, I'm gonna squeeze
And the whole world gonna know about it
Make your mind now, come on now
You might as well get in the groove
Come on, come on, squeeze

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