Sunday, December 25, 2011

Howlin' Wolf — Goin’ Down Slow

The song alternates between sung and spoken passages. The sung passages are the reflections of a dying man:
I have had my fun, if I don't get well no more
My health is failing me, and I'm going down slow
Please write my mother, tell her the shape I'm in
Tell her to pray for me, forgive me for my sin
The spoken passages (by Willie Dixon; on Wolf's release) deal with relationship:
Now looka here...
I did not say I was a millionaire...
But I said I have spent more money than a millionaire!
Cause if I had've kept all my money that I'd already spent,
I would've been a millionaire a looong time ago...


The Wang Dangs.......Goin down slow

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