Johnny Winter Live at Woodstock playing Mean Town Blues at Woodstock 1969. Johnny Winter played an electrifying 65 minute set of his signature electric blues highlighted by slide guitar amd amazing solos. "Leland Mississippi Blues", "Mean Mistreater" and the amazing "Mean Town Blues" (probably the highlight of the show) are compositions from his first two albums. He played at Woodstock at midnight on the night of Sunday to Monday (17th to 18th).
"Mean Town Blues" was written by Johnny Winter and appears on the album The Progressive Blues Experiment (1968)
Lord my mother she done told me and my Father done told me Grandfather told me too My mother she done told me And my father done told me Grandfather told me too It's a mean old town to live in by yourself
Yeah, I worked for a dollar could not Save a lousy Could not save a dime You know I worked for a dollar could not Save a lousy Could not save a dime Ain't nobody worried, man, ain't nobody crying
Everybody's got a hand out trying to Get a hold on Trying to get some of my cash Everybody's got a hand out trying to Get a hold on Trying to get some of my cash Smiling great big smiles, man, keep on talking trash
You know I packed up my suitcase and I Moved on down the Hit that lonesome road You know I packed up my suitcase and I Moved on down the Hit that lonesome road I'm still trying to make it, man, when the day is done
Songwriters: Johnny Winter
Mean Town Blues lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC