Down the Dirt Road Blues (2:54)

Cover of Founder Of The Delta Blues

From Founder Of The Delta Blues and 42 other releases

One of Charley Patton’s most interesting tracks, with fascinating use of different rhythms. How does he get to beat the guitar and play it at the same time? Words still pretty hard to decipher (no change there) but lyrics freely available on Google. Believed to be played in standard tuning in C. Point of interest: Is the first line I’m going away to another world? or I’m going away to the one I know?


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  • rockandrolljoe

    Dirt Road

    23 Mar 12:43pm Reply
  • RAYMOND7654321

    Yes the blues are all about a feeing the music brings to you, but if you look up the lyrics they really are quite interesting.

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • katti85

    I got it → via atmosphere... more than words.

    19 Oct 2013 Reply
  • littlelouie1

    it's the feeling of the words that make this song great.

    14 May 2013 Reply
  • RAYMOND7654321

    Agree that I don't understand a lot of the lyrics but still good tune!

    24 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Sheindie

    I actually made it over to his grave site ... most of the graves are unmarked, but his is lookin' good .... Harmonica great, Willie Foster, is next door =)

    28 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Druid66

    Funny how so many blues songs seem to be about traveling, usually the reluctant variety, from familiar, desired places and faces... this one is a good example.

    13 Apr 2012 Reply
  • xtwntraphq

    My feets ah thumpin'

    17 Mar 2012 Reply
  • faustandkluster


    20 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Oppressotron

    Over a 100 listens to Mr. Patton and I still don't understand 1/2 of what the hell he's saying. Don't matter, it's the soul baby... its the genuine soul.

    25 Aug 2011 Reply
  • HorstKrannich

    >>> klasse <<<

    2 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Workerman58


    18 Jul 2011 Reply
  • dzoist

    Im goin away to where I know what I know is I wont be alone...guess ya gotta have roots in Mississipi...

    3 Dec 2010 Reply
  • otis_the_dog

    Doesn't get any better than this.

    15 Oct 2010 Reply
  • sstrosser1

    The roots of the tree right here people!!!!!!!! All else grows from here

    30 Jul 2010 Reply
  • nickslider


    19 May 2010 Reply
  • rgamaroff

    Just what I needed

    19 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Warlock1963

    The genuine article that is the man Patton. Great stuff!

    8 May 2009 Reply
  • CDPETE01

    i got them old blues,mama

    23 Feb 2009 Reply
  • DocZoK

    The blues ain't nothin' but the good man feeling bad...

    15 Feb 2009 Reply
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