"Cross Road Blues" [1]
Written by: Robert Johnson
Performed by: Robert Johnson

Song from at least:
[1 album] - Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings [!!]

»Layout Designed by: Oasis Heart3 (WAFTF)
»Lyrics Courtesy of: The Robert Johnson Notebooks

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I went to the crossroad,
Fell down on my knees.
I went to the crossroad,
Fell down on my knees.
Asked the Lord above, "Have mercy, now 
Save poor Bob, if you please."

Mmmmm, standin' at the crossroad,
I tried to flag a ride.
Standin' at the crossroad,
I tried to flag a ride.
Ain't nobody seem to know me,
Everybody pass me by

Mmmmm, the sun goin' down, boy
Dark gon' catch me here...
(Oooo ooee eeee...)
Boy, dark gon' catch me here...
I haven't got no lovin' sweet woman that 
Love and feel my care.

You can run, you can run
Tell my friend, boy, Willie Brown...
You can run, you can run
Tell my friend, boy, Willie Brown...

Lord, that I'm standin' at the crossroad, baby
I believe I'm sinkin' down...

Oasis Heart3's Notes:
[!!] There are several versions of "The Complete Recordings" CD. The one I got the MP3 from was made by Columbia/Legacy Records. Their version of the album has TWO versions for most songs (the Original Version + an Alternative/Take 2). "Cross Roads Blues" is one of the songs with two versions on the album.

[1] This song is supposedly about Robert Johnson going to the crossroads to sell his soul to the devil, in exchange for being able to play the blues and gain fame.