Something In The Dirt
Lyrics

SOMETHING IN THE DIRT
(Hambridge-Ingram-Fleming)

I WAS BORN HERE IN CLARKSDALE
LIVED HERE SINCE MY BIRTH
THERES MAGIC IN THE MUSIC
MUST BE SOMETHING DIRT

THERES A DRUGSTORE
ON THE CORNER
WHERE ROBERT JOHNSON USED TO PLAY
MUST SOMETHING IN THE DIRT
MAKE MR. JOHNSON MOAN THAT WAY

PLAYED MY FIRST GIG
AT A PLACE CALLED RED’S
ELEVEN YEARS OLD, SNEAKING OUT OF BED
I DIDN’T KNOW IT THEN
BUT I UNDERSTAND IT NOW
THERE IS SOMETHING IN THIS DIRT
AND I’M TRYING DIG IT OUT

SOLOS

PLAYED MY FIRST GIG
AT A PLACE CALLED RED’S
ELEVEN YEARS OLD, SNEAKING OUT OF BED
I DIDN’T KNOW IT THEN
BUT I UNDERSTAND IT NOW
THERE IS SOMETHING IN THIS DIRT
AND I’M TRYING DIG IT OUT

I GOT COTTON IN MY BACK YARD
SUN IS ALWAYS SHINING BRIGHT
MUST BE SOMETHING IN DIRT
THAT KEEPS IT HOT AT NIGHT

WELL, I’M RIGHT HERE
NEXT TO THE LEVEE
IT RUNS RIGHT BY MY HOUSE
MUST BE SOMETHING IN THE DIRT
KEEPS THE WATER OUT