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Alcohol Blues Track#16 2:46 Sonny Boy Williamson I (John Lee) (John Lee Williamson) Chicago, September 19, 1947 With Eddie Boyd - piano, Willie Lacey - guitar Ransom Knowling - sb, Judge Riley - drums Album Complete Recorded Works Vol 5 October 19, 1945 - November 12, 1947 Document Records DOCD 5059 I went down 31st Street, now Just to buy me a drink of alcohol, honey I went down 31st Street, now Just to buy me a drink of alcohol, now I told the old man to cut it half full a-water But that old man, why'know, didn't-a put any drop at all in So, I'm drinkin' mine straight alley can See, an I went jus' staggerin' on down the street, now I drinkin' my straight alley can, now So I went jus' staggerin' down the street, now Now but my head got so heavy My eyes couldn't even give a-peepin', now Alright, Lacey (guitar & instrumental) ee! My baby tells me, 'Papa, Papa' She says, 'Sonny Boy, you know you ain't no good at all now' My baby tell me, 'Papa, Papa' now She says 'Sonny Boy, you know you ain't no good at all' She says, 'The reason you don't make me happy Because you drink too much of this old alcohol now' I said, 'But baby won't you go ridin' now Oh, can I take you ridin' in my car now?' I said, 'But baby won't you go ridin' now Can I take you ridin' wit me in my car now?' She said, 'But I'm scared you gonna drink alcohol Says, Sonny Boy, then we wouldn't ride very far. ~
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