Muddy Waters — Rollin' and Tumblin'
Album: His Best
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Released: 1954
Length: 2:59
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well, I rolled and I tumbled,
Cried the whole night long.
Well, I rolled and I tumbled,
Cried the whole night long.
Well, I woke up this mornin,
Didn't know right from wrong.
Well, I told my baby,
Before I left that town.
Well, I told my baby,
Before I left that town.
Well, don't you let nobody,
Tear my barrelhouse down.
Well, ahh, mmm-hmmm,
Owww, oww ooo, aww, oww, oh.
Aaa, mmm-hmmm, oww, oh oh oh
Owww, oww ooo, aww, oww, oh.
Well, if the river was whiskey,
And I was a divin duck.
Well, if the river was whiskey,
And I was a divin duck.
Well, I would dive to the bottom,
Never would I come up.
Well, I could a had a religion,
This bad old thing instead.
Well, I could a had a religion,
This bad old thing instead.
Well, all whiskey and women,
Would not let me pray.
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Bill when you get a chance follow this up with Jeff Beck and Imogene Heaps version.
Saw Bob Dylan cover this at a show last week. 

He also was CROONING ballads! 

As with alot of his shows, there are always surprises. Cool.  
It's early in the morning and I am not thinking straight. Did something happen to Joan Osborne's voice? She's never sounded better!
The Master!
This along with previous Burnside recording is great classic Boogey, it's for dancing to and moving those hips.  Yeah Dylan did this also and I love it with his cracking band.  Dylan is such a deep musicologist.
 idiot_wind wrote:
Bobby Dylan does a nice cover of this song, too. 

 
Well he tries to imitate the Master Waters anyway.  eek.  Not a good result.  
love the guitar work on this. so badass and so influential.
You mean when I was fortunate enough to take in Muddy Waters several times during the 1974-75 period at Fry Foggles in London, Ontario and once at Le Hibou in Ottawa before that, that the man had been going at it since 1947?

OK. I'm impressed.   
Well, I could a had a religion,
This bad old thing instead.
Well, I could a had a religion,
This bad old thing instead.
Well, all whiskey and women,
Would not let me pray.
{#Hearteyes}
Huh-huh a huh huh
Huh-huh a huh huh
well how how a how how, how how a how how how   : )     love it to bits baby
 Boy_Wonder wrote:
Worth $3.50 of anyone's money!!

 



 

According to this site, that $3.50 is worth $26.59 today. So yeah, that was incredible deal. I wonder if Muddy and The Wolf got along...
Muddy Waters is on the playlist, but didn't play. With a voice like his it would be hard to miss.
Replay please.
Bobby Dylan does a nice cover of this song, too. 
 calypsus_1 wrote:

And I rolled and I tumbled and I cried the whole night long (2×)
A I rose this mornin' mama and I didn't know right from wrong...
And I fold my arms lord and I walked away (2×)
Said 'that's all right sweet mama your trouble gon' come some day'

"Rollin' and Tumblin'" is a blues song first recorded by American singer/guitarist Hambone Willie Newbern in 1929. Called a "great Delta blues classic", it has been interpreted by hundreds of Chicago blues artists, including by Muddy Waters. Covered too by many rock-oriented artists. For example, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi acoustic performance of Elmore James version of "Rollin' and Tumblin" backstage at the White House for the Red, White, and Blues concert event. Check out Derek Trucks southern chops (side burns).



 
The original is very good but Waters adds the twist to the hook (now famous) that makes the song come alive. Was that his idea?
 ginniet wrote:
I like the Jeff Beck version better.

 
Jeff Beck's cover is the perfect homage to this song and to Muddy.

It rocks these blues. 
If I could rate this a 15, I surely would!
 hayduke2 wrote:
Bleep blop blorp blah blah dude, this earth-bound party boy loves loves loves Muddy

 
That's pure poetry, Hayduke! Thank you!
Bleep blop blorp blah blah dude, this earth-bound party boy loves loves loves Muddy
This version of the song is still good for the ears...  everybody in my alien space craft loves it...