Johnny Winter with Edgar Winter - Tobacco Road - Live Copenhagen 1970




"Tobacco Road" is a blues song written and first recorded by John D. Loudermilk in 1960 that was a hit for The Nashville Teens in 1964 and has since become a standard across several musical genres.


Winter with his band on Danish TV in 1970. See Winter’s brilliant thumb-picking style on full display as he and the band rip through “Mama Talk to Your Daughter,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “Be Careful With a Fool,” "Tobacco Road" and “Mean Town Blues.”





Lyrics



I was born in a trunk

Mama died and my daddy got drunk

Let me hear two dying crows

In the middle of tobacco road


Grew up in a rusty shack

All I owned was hanging on my back

Only lord knows how I loved tobacco road


But it's hard, hard the only life I've ever known

But the lord knows how I loved

Tobacco road


Gonna leave, get a job

With the help of the treesome god

Save my money, get rich enough

Bring it back to tobacco road


Bring dynamite and a crane

Blow it up and start all over again

Build a town be proud to show

Give the name tobacco road


'Cause it's hard, hard the only life I've ever known

I despise you cause you're filthy

But I love you cause you're home


Bring dynamite and a crane

Blow it up start all over again

Build a town be proud to know

This place called tobacco road


'Cause it's hard, hard the only life I've ever known

But the lord knows how I love

Tobacco road




Songwriters: John D. Loudermilk

Tobacco Road lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group




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