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Blind Jack Johnson



Credits
Lyric Credits: Copyright 2003, All Rights Reserved, Ken Bantz
Music Credits: Copyright 2003, All Rights reserved, Ken Bantz
Producer Credits: Jon Gillespie with Ken Bantz
Performance Credits: Ken Bantz, vocal, guitars; Marty Price dobro; Todd Harrold drums; Tim Beeler bass
Description
Short Song Description:
Up-tempo Delta Blues song. Song about the wisdom of an old sage concerning what is truly important in this life-the only part of our being that we take with us when we 'cross that river to the other side' -our spirit-our soul.
Story Behind the Song:
I met an old sage once in a back woods town in the Great Northwest-much like the character in this song-and he had words of advice that were the basis upon which this song was predicated. However, this song never came to life for a long time after my meet
Metadata
Song Length 2:58
Primary Genre Rock-Americana
Tempo / Feel Blues-Rock
Tempo / Feel Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1 Life
Subject Matter 2 Philosophy
Similar Artist 1 Bob Dylan
Similar Artist 2 Bruce Springsteen
Language English
Lyrics
BLIND JACK JOHNSON
All Music and Lyrics Written by Ken Bantz
Copyright 2003, All Rights Reserved, Ken Bantz
Phone: (260)703-0492
E-Mail: kbantz@hotmail.com

Blind Jack Johnson was a wise old man
Had a tatoo of a dove on the back of his hand
When I was at a crossroads in my life
Old Blind Jack Johnson, he gave me this advice
CHORUS
Some live for diamonds, some live for gold
Some live for power, some for their soul
Well I'm no sage, but this I know is true
There's only one thing you'll be taking with you


Try to carry that message down life's road
Try to be true to myself, true to my soul
And when I start a wondering, to the left or the right
Remember old Jack Johnson, remember his advice

REPEAT CHORUS

Got a call from a friend, just the other day
Said old Jack Johnson, said he'd passed away
Then later on that night I had me a dream
Old Blind Jack Johnson was smiling down at me and he said

EXTENDED CHORUS
Some live for diamonds, some live for gold
Some live for power, some for their soul
Well I'm no sage, but this I know is true
There's only one thing you'll be taking with you
So when you cross that river to the other side
Hope you remembered, what's important in this life

REPEAT EXTENDED CHORUS

END