Tupelo (Aka Backwater Blues)
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Verse 1
Did you read about the flood?
Happened long time ago
In Tupelo, Mississippi
There were thousands of lives
Destroyed
Verse 2
It rained, it rained
Both night and day
The poor people was worried
Didn't have no place to go
Verse 3
Could hear many people cryin' "Lord, have mercy
'Cause You're the only one that we can turn to"
Verse 4
Happened a long time ago
A little town
Way back in Mississippi
In Tupelo
Verse 5
There was women and there was children
They were screamin' and cryin'
Cryin', "Lord, have mercy
You're the only one now that we can turn to"
Verse 6
Way back down in Mississippi, a little country town
I know you read about it
'Cause I'll never forget it
The mighty flood in Tupelo, Mississippi
Been years ago
Verse 7
Lord, have mercy
Wasn't that a mighty time?
Tupelo's gone

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Writer(s):Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing
Copyright: JOHN LEE HOOKER



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