LAST FAIR DEAL GONE DOWN

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  • Robert Johnson is among the most famous of Delta blues musicians. His landmark
    recordings from 1936–1937 display a remarkable combination of singing, guitar skills,
    and songwriting talent that have influenced generations of musicians. Johnson’s shadowy,
    poorly documented life and death at age 27 have given rise to much legend. Considered
    by some to be the “Grandfather of Rock ‘n’ Roll”, his vocal phrasing, original songs, and
    guitar style have influenced a broad range of musicians, including Muddy Waters, Bob
    Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Jeff Beck, Jack White and Eric
    Clapton, who called Johnson “the most important blues musician who ever lived”. He
    was also ranked fifth in Rolling Stones list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He is
    an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
    It’s the last fair deal gone down,
    last fair deal gone down,
    it’s the last fair deal gone down, good lord,
    on that Gulfport Island Road.
    Ida Belle don’t cry this time,
    Ida Belle don’t cry this time,
    if you cry ’bout a nickel, you die ’bout a dime,
    she wouldn’t cry, but the money won’t mine.
    I love the way you do,
    I love the way you do,
    I love the way you do, good lord,
    on this Gulfport Island Road.
    My captain’s so mean on me,
    my captain’s so mean on me,
    my captain’s so mean on me, good lord,
    on this Gulfport Island Road.
    Take camp, baby, and sing,
    camp, baby, and sing,
    let’s camp, baby, and sing, good lord,
    on that Gulfport Island Road.
    I’ve the last fair deal gone down,
    it’s the last fair deal gone down,
    it’s the last fair deal gone down, good lord,
    on this Gulfport Island Road.
    I’m workin’ my way back home,
    I’m workin’ my way back home,
    I’m workin’ my way back home, good lord,
  • on this Gulfport Island Road.
    And that thing don’t keep ringin’ so soon,
    that thing don’t keep ringin’ so soon,
    and that thing don’t keep ringin’ so soon, good lord,
    on that Gulf-edport Island Road