Ten Years After - I Can't Keep From Crying (Isle of Wight Festival 1970)




I Can't Keep from Crying, Sometimes by Ten Years After was written by Blind Willie Johnson and Al Kooper and was first released by Al Kooper in 1966. Ten Years After recorded the song in October 1967.

"The Isle of Wight 1970", The 3rd festival was held at East Afton farm in Freshwater, on the 13- by 23-mile island off the coast of Southern England.

On Saturday, August 29, 1970 ~ Some local farmers complained they could hear the sound five miles away.


Others turned up to catch Ten Years After do the meanest boogie ever imaginable.

Here's a a bit of culture for you, a bit of culture:

Take the structures of the blues, amplify hugely and elongate the result to nearly 20 minutes.

Extension On One Chord  "I Can't Keep From Cryin', Sometimes"


600,000 mostly stoned flower children turned ugly in obnoxious displays of hippie self-indulgence


The Last of the Great Festivals





Lyrics



I can't keep from crying sometimes I can't keep from crying sometimes My love she's dead and gone Don't you knowknow I'm all alone I can't keep from crying sometimes

Early in the morning About the break of day I fall down on my knees I fall down and I pray I think about my woman My woman who's long gone

I can't keep from crying sometimes I can't keep from crying sometimes Oh momma she's dead and gone And I know I'm all alone I can't keep from crying sometimes

Later in the evening I watch the sun go down I think about my woman But my woman Lord she ain't around My heart is filled with sadness And my eyes are filled with tears


I can't keep from crying sometimes I can't keep from crying sometimes Oh momma she's dead and gone And I know I'm all alone I can't keep from crying sometimes




Songwriters: Al Kooper


I Can’t Keep From Crying, Sometimes lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc




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