Cocaine Blues (2:59)

Cover of Family Tree

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  • LondonLouis

    Fine track. I'd forgotten the history of the song (see shouts below).

    5 Dec 2012 Reply
  • nocturana


    21 Oct 2010 Reply
  • ghettto

    warum? cocaine ist sehr gut fur dich :)

    26 Oct 2009 Reply
  • liquidruns

    I find this a very sad song.

    16 Jul 2009 Reply
  • christerix62

    cocaine is nicht gut ....

    15 Jul 2009 Reply
  • jozzah

    the dillinger version is a reggae version with different verses but similar chorus. the cruel sea did a cover of that version & changed it a bit as well.

    5 May 2009 Reply
  • incirus

    1 Apr 2009 Reply
  • crapperrules

    Different song from John Martyn on Stormbringer. Same rhyme as Dillinger song. Drake was hugely into drugs - one reason for his mental state.

    14 Mar 2009 Reply
  • MrLark

    yeh, wouldn't be surprised if jalenates is right. gary davis taught many of that generation guitarist in NYC. i know a Von Ronk version, Dylan probably ripped it of him [he nicked the arrangement of house of the rising sun of him]. Also got a John Martin version, so it made it to the UK - Nick Drake may well have learned it from him, because they were mates. each guitarist re-arranges it slightly

    16 Dec 2008 Reply
  • blakeeva

    hahaha, wow, it does sound like he's saying that

    14 Dec 2008 Reply
  • squiggins


    8 Dec 2008 Reply
  • jelenates

    Traditional song, first performance 1905.The featured "first performance date" comes from a story told by Rev. Gary Davis, who said he heard the song in 1905 played by a man called Cole Porter (of course, not the famous Cole Porter).Rev. Davis re-arranged the tune and the lyrics and teached the song to almost every folk singer in the New York area, and for this reason many people consider him the real author.

    25 Nov 2008 Reply
  • the-beatnicker

    no.... he did not wrote it, it's a traditional :-) great song!

    16 Nov 2008 Reply
  • FretboardFumble

    Anyone know if this is a cover?

    27 Oct 2008 Reply
  • n0b0dy100

    hmm....never pictured Drake as a coke head

    9 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Negoba

    Wow I've never heard this. Awesome.

    6 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Nessuno83


    9 Sep 2008 Reply
  • weallfallsilent


    13 Apr 2008 Reply
  • east_west

    musica de cantina... haha... :p

    22 Feb 2008 Reply
  • bluenay21

    musica de cantina!? no puede ser...!

    7 Apr 2007 Reply
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