john lee hooker

by terry callier
co-written by terry callier, robert del naja, neil davidge
produced by massive attack

john lee hooker [5:01]
available on; terry callier: 'hidden conversations'

lyrics;
   terry:
and john lee hooker stopped by here today
said he could make a fortune down on boogie way
i said "john, you know the boogie's gone
it's the dawn of a brand new day"
a bluesman come from way down south
the taste of whiskey still in his mouth
all them good times have come and gone
tell everybody that the heat is on
child of fortune, child of woe
there's no place left for you to go
turn back towards the risin' sun
rollin' down the highway 61, well
i want you to stand up straight and take a bow
the world don't have no favourites now
finders-keepers is how it's played
folks got good reason to be afraid
say there's rage and hate, violent crimes
damn these sure are restless times
child of fortune, child of woe
there's no place left for you to go
now who's at risk, who's to blame
for all this killin' in god's name
we raisin' hell and judgin' men
just by the colours of their skin
talkin' 'bout child of fortune, child of woe
there's no place left for you to go, wo-oh
well you can play the cards, and roll the dice
you'll only get paid once or twice
no matter how the games begin
in the long run you can't win, wo-oh
john lee hooker stopped by here today
said he could make a fortune on the boogie way
i said "well john, you know the boogie's gone
and it's the dawn of a brand new day" wo-oh
child of fortune, child of woe
there's no place left for you to go
turn back towards the risin' sun
rollin' down highway 61 wo-oh