SEE THAT MY GRAVE IS KEPT CLEAN

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SEE THAT MY GRAVE IS KEPT CLEAN
“See That My Grave Is Kept Clean” is a classic blues song written by Blind Lemon
Jefferson. The song was later covered by Bob Dylan on his eponymous debut album
Bob Dylan”. He would go on to record the song again with The Band on The Genuine
Basement Tapes years later.
Well there’s one kind of favor I’ll ask for you
Well there’s one kind of favor I’ll ask for you
There’s just one kind of favor I’ll ask for you
You can see that my grave is kept clean
And there’s two white horses following me
And there’s two white horses following me
I got two white horses following me
Waiting on my burying ground
Did you ever hear that coffin sound
Did you ever hear that coffin sound
Did you ever hear that coffin sound
Means another poor boy is under the ground
Did you ever hear them church bells toll
Did you ever hear them church bells toll
Did you ever hear them church bells toll
Means another poor boy is dead and gone
And my heart stopped beating and my hands turned cold
And my heart stopped beating and my hands turned cold
And my heart stopped beating and my hands turned cold
And I believe what the father told
And there’s one last favor I’ll ask for you
And there’s one last favor I’ll ask for you
And just one last favor I’ll ask for you
You can see that my grave is kept clean