Lonesome Road Blues: Song Lyrics

I discovered Adrienne Young some time ago. Here website is here: You can find photos and Young’s bio on her site.  She performs with a group called Old Faithful.  Here are the lyrics to a song from her CD, Plow to the End of the Row. It’s called “Lonesome Road Blues” and I liked it so much that I added it to my Americana show.  If you need to know the chords she uses, I’ll be happy to send them to you. Just email me or post a comment.

Lonesome Road Blues (Traditional, performed by Adrienne Young)

I walked on down that lonesome line
hung my head and I cried
I wept and I cried under a willow tree
out by the deep blue sea.
my mama, my dear papa can be found,
And my brother on a county road
Now I been down that long plank walk,
I’m on my way back home.

You cause me to weep, you do cause me to moan,
You cause me to leave my home,
I cried last night and the night before
I swear I won’t cry anymore.

Your fast mail train comin’ round that track
killed my brown-eyed boy
they took him down that smokey track
brought him back on a cooling board.
Now I’m looking down that lonesome line
just as far as care to see.
I have no money lost my brown-eyed boy
these blues won’t set me free.

you do cause me to weep, you do cause me to moan
you cause me to leave my home
I cried last night and the night before
I swear I won’t cry anymore.

Adrienne Young plays guitar and banjo and has one of the finest and most stirring voices you’ll ever hear. I encourage you to check out her music. Here is a photo of her and her banjo. I found that photo here:

Adrienne Young

Adrienne Young

One thought on “Lonesome Road Blues: Song Lyrics

  1. Ricky,
    I stumbled upon your blog searching for the chord progression Adrienne uses for this song. I LOVE your blog. I too am a musician, English teacher, and a rebel! LOL I discovered Adrienne at the Haymaker Festival many years ago and have a signed copy of her debut album. I would be much obliged if you would share her chord progression/tab with me.
    Love, peace, and chicken grease,

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