Matchbox

Carl Perkins

About Matchbox

"Matchbox" is a song written and recorded by Carl Perkins and released in 1957. Blind Lemon Jefferson wrote and recorded a song entitled "Match Box Blues" in 1927, which is musically different but which contains some lyric phrases in common. "Matchbox" was recorded as a rockabilly song by Carl Perkins in December 1956 and by fellow Sun Records performer, Jerry Lee Lewis - who played piano on the original track - in 1958. The Carl Perkins tune shares some lyrics with 1920s blues songs by Ma Rainey and Blind Lemon Jefferson but the music is totally different. Sam Phillips and Sun Records released the Carl Perkins version as the B-side to "Your True Love". Although only the A-side became a record chart hit in 1957, "Matchbox" is one of Perkins' best-known recordings and variety of musicians have recorded the tune. 


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Well, I'm sitting here wondering, would a matchbox hold my clothes?
Yeah, I'm sitting here wondering, would a matchbox hold my clothes?
I ain't got no matches, but I got a long way to go

I'm an ol' poor boy, long way from home
I'm an ol' poor boy, long way from home
Guess I'll never be happy, everything I do is wrong

Well, let me be your little dog 'til your big dog come
Let me be your little dog 'til your big dog come
When the big dog gets here, show him what this little puppy's done

Yeah, now I'm sitting here wondering, would a matchbox hold my clothes?
Yeah, sitting here wondering, would a matchbox hold my clothes?
I ain't got no matches, got a long way to go, let 'em go boy, go

Well, I'm sitting here wondering, would a matchbox hold my clothes?
Oh, baby, I'm sitting here wondering, would a matchbox hold my clothes?
I ain't got no matches, I got a long way to go

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Carl Perkins

Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American rockabilly musician who recorded most notably at Sun Records Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, beginning during 1954. His best known song is "Blue Suede Shoes". more »

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