Ten Years After - I'm Going Home - Woodstock 1969

Ten Years After - I'm Going Home - Woodstock 1969





The British band Ten Years After hit the stage on Sunday, August 17th at about 8.15 pm. They were known for heavy blues rock, and long guitar and drum solos. But what could have been a world-shaking performance failed due to technical reasons: the high humidity caused the instruments to go out of tune, the sound recording partially failed, and the camera team was just able to film the last song, "I'm Going Home", an intense performance which was one of the highlights of Woodstock.


However, the over 12-minute encore number "I'm Going Home" demonstrates the power of Ten Years After, and especially the virtuosity of guitarist Alvin Lee. The song is a tribute to '50s rock'n'roll. It has a very fast and repetitive guitar riff in the refrain and is built upon various solos. The middle part (of the Woodstock version) features a short medley of "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", as well as "Boom Boom" from John Lee Hooker.







Lyrics


Goin' home, my baby Goin' home, my baby Goin' home, to see my baby

Our baby, how good My baby, be good I'm goin' home, my baby Home to see my girl

Oh baby, baby, I'm coming home Baby, baby I'm coming home Tell me Mama, baby, I'm coming home

Gonna see my baby, see my baby fine Gonna take my baby, want to take my baby mine Gonna take my woman treats me real kind

I'm goin' home, my baby I'm goin' home, to see my baby Goin' home, my baby

Gonna see my baby, see my baby fine Take my baby, take my baby mine Gonna tell your mama how good that love of ours

I'm goin' home, to see my baby I'm goin' home, to see my baby Oh, baby ooh

Want to take you back, take where love belong Treat me baby, treat, don't treat me wrong

Oh, baby, I'm rollin' Baby, baby, I'm rollin' Baby, baby, I'm rollin'

Won't you shake me, baby, well get you rollin' down Won't you shake me, baby, well get you rollin' down Oh, baby, we're gonna have some fun

Baby, please don't go, baby, please don't go Baby, please don't go, baby, please don't go Please don't go, she's cold, I need you

Comin' home, ooh, hey Come on over baby, whole lotta shakin' goin' on I'm goin' home, to see my baby Home, to see my girl, ooh

'm goin' home, take my baby I'm goin' home, see my baby Gonna take me back, I'll take her where I belong

I'm goin' home, to see my baby I'm goin' home, to see my baby Come on, Take me, Yeah

I'm goin' home, I'm goin' home I'm goin' home, hey, hoo Gonna take me back right where I belong

I'm goin' home, I'm goin' home I'm goin' home, I'm goin' home Hoo, hoo, right where I belong





Songwriters: Alvin Lee I’m Going Home lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC







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