Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Son

I recall at a really young age, middle school probably, hearing Son House and being moved to tears. I found a box of 45 records at the local dump, and Son House was one of the records. I literally wore it out. I had no idea why at the time, but something mesmerized and moved me. It took some years to figure out why, but boy is it all clear now.



Don't you mind people grinning in your face
Don't you mind people grinning in your face
There's one thing to bear in mind
A true friend is hard to find
Don't you mind people grinning in your face
Your mother she may talk about you
Your brothers and your sisters they will talk about you, too
No matter how you're trying to live
They will talk about you still
Don't you mind people grinning in your face
Don't you mind people grinning in your face
They'll jump you up and they jump you down
They'll try to turn you 'round and 'round
As soon as you turn your back around
They'll try and crush you down
Don't you mind people grinning in your face
Don't you mind people grinning in your face



2 comments:

  1. i`m always posting son house. we are lucky they have this footage. alot of these guys were long gone. son house, skip james, charlie patton....these guys are sick. i can drowned for hours in their waves of sound....

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  2. Man, never once bothered to check out your 'worth the time' section until today . . . . a wonderful thing from DAV to the manic brilliance of Mr Hicks, thanks so much for the service, all power to you, your causes and your spirit, Peace.

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