Bonnie Raitt, Tracy Chapman, Gary Clark Jr, Jeff Beck & Beth Hart - "Sweet Home Chicago" - Live 2012





Bonnie Raitt and Tracy Chapman, Gary Clark Jr, Jeff Beck and Beth Hart perform "Sweet Home Chicago" in honor of Buddy Guy at the 35th annual Kennedy Center Honors (2012)


"Sweet Home Chicago" is a blues standard first recorded by Robert Johnson in 1936. Although he is often credited as the songwriter, several songs have been identified as precedents. The song has become a popular anthem for the city of Chicago despite ambiguity in Johnson's original lyrics. Numerous artists have interpreted the song in a variety of styles.


Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues singer, guitarist, songwriter, and activist.


During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of roots-influenced albums that incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country. In 1989, after several years of critical acclaim but little commercial success, she had a major hit with the album Nick of Time. The following two albums, Luck of the Draw (1991) and Longing in Their Hearts (1994), were also multimillion sellers, generating several hit singles, including "Something to Talk About", "Love Sneakin' Up on You", and the ballad "I Can't Make You Love Me" (with Bruce Hornsby on piano).







Lyrics



Come on

Baby, don't you wanna go

Come on

Baby, don't you wanna go

Back to the same old place

Sweet home Chicago


One and one is two

Six and two is eight

Come on now baby

Don't make me late


Come on

Baby, don't you wanna go

Back to the same old place

We love you Chicago


Six and two is eight

Eight and two is ten

She tricks you one time

You gonna do it again


Come on

Baby, don't you wanna go

Back to the same old place

Sweet Home Chicago


Come on

Baby, don't you wanna go

Come on

Baby, don't you wanna go

Back to the same old place

Sweet home Chicago


Back to the same old place

Sweet home Chicago



Written by: ROBERT JOHNSON

Lyrics © THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY





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