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Blind Willie McTell

Blind Willie McTell (born William Samuel McTier May 5, 1898 – August 19, 1959), was a Piedmont and ragtime blues singer and guitarist. He played with a fluid, syncopated fingerstyle guitar technique, common among many exponents of Piedmont blues, although, unlike his contemporaries, he came to exclusively use twelve-string guitars. McTell was also an adept slide guitarist, unusual among ragtime bluesmen. His vocal style, a smooth and often laid-back tenor, differed greatly from many of the harsher voice types employed by Delta bluesmen, such as Charlie Patton. McTell embodied a variety of musical styles, including blues, ragtime, religious music, and hokum. more »


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Let a poor man ride the blind
Said I wouldn't mind it fellow
but you know this train
ain't mine

You's a cruel fireman, lowdown engineer
I'm trying to hobo my way
and you leave me standing
here

Get up fellow
ride all around the world
Poor boy
you ain't got no girl

I love you Emery
I love you true
I love you Emerald 
tell the world I do

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Written by: H EDDY OWENS

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