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"When the Levee Breaks" is a blues song written and first recorded by husband and wife Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie in 1929. The song is in reaction to the upheaval caused by the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. According to the When The Levee Breaks Songfacts, African-American plantation workers were forced to work on the levee at gunpoint, piling sandbags to save the neighboring towns. Hence the lyrics, "I works on the levee, mama both night and day… read more

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  • Avatar for herrohellohi
    classic
  • Avatar for jecacs
    I wish I could have sex with this song. [11]
  • Avatar for LesPaul27
    Bonzo repartindo rabazo!! ¿Quien quiere mamar? A la cola!!
  • Avatar for Pepexepex
    Bonzo was a genius.. The drums in this song are godly..
  • Avatar for Waes-GOD
    Drums Drums Drums
  • Avatar for Merlijntoby
    I always wanted The Mars Volta to cover this song.
  • Avatar for oldiesfanjohn
    Been Bonzoed - nuff said.
  • Avatar for RiffM4chine
    I wish I could have sex with this song. [10]
  • Avatar for HeavyMetal_LM
    A bateria nessa música é simplesmente maravilhosa
  • Avatar for El_Salvador7
    groovy led zep... I like!

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