Allman Brothers Band, The - Statesboro Blues Lyrics

Wake up momma, turn your lamp down low;
Wake up momma, turn your lamp down low.
You got no nerve baby, to turn Uncle John from your door.

I woke up this morning, I had them Statesboro Blues,
I woke up this morning, had them Statesboro Blues.
Well, I looked over in the corner, and Grandpa seemed to have them too.

Well my momma died and left me,
My poppa died and left me,
I ain't good looking baby,
But I'm somewhat sweet and kind.

I'm goin' to the country, baby do you wanna go?
But if you can't make it baby, your sister Lucille said she wanna go.
(and I sure will take her).

I love that woman, better than any woman I've ever seen;
Well, I love that woman, better than any woman I've ever seen.
Well, now, she treat me like a king, yeah, yeah, yeah,
And she look like a dog gone queen.

Wake up momma, turn your lamp down low.
Wake up momma, turn your lamp down low.
You got no nerve babe, to turn Uncle John from your door.

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  1. Ruth Boykin

    Awesome, love this song.

  2. Lisa Brown

    How many times I heard mike do this song? Thinkn of you today bro💜💜sis

  3. gary clerico

    A good guitarist can make there guitar talk but Duane was the only one to make his guitar sing.

  4. Ray pugh

    I'm 64 remember when it came out

  5. Rip Sumrall

    Aretha wanted a slide guitar on her cover of The Weight. She was asked who she wanted, she answered 'that white guy' everyone knew who she meant. When only the best will do.

  6. Martian Megafauna

    Love that Blind Willie McAllmans

  7. bb bblues

    what a masterpiece

  8. Boobie Needham

    Duane Allman Guitarist
    Lived: Nov 20, 1946 - Oct 29, 1971 (age 24) Nov 17, 2019…today would have been duane allman’s 73rd birthday.
    Howard Duane Allman was an American guitarist, session musician, and founder and leader of the Allman Brothers Band. The Allman Brothers Band was formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969, and achieved its greatest success in the early 1970s. Allman is best remembered for his brief but influential tenure in the band and in particular for his expressive slide guitar playing and inventive improvisational skills. In 2003, he was ranked number 2 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. In 2011, he was ranked number 9. His guitar tone was named one of the greatest of all time by Guitar Player.
    On Christmas Day in 1960, Duane was given a motorcycle as a gift while his younger brother, Gregg Allman, got a guitar. A few months later, Duane wrecked his motorcycle in an accident, but traded in the spare parts for a guitar of his own.
    Siblings: Gregg Allman (Brother)
    Member of: The Allman Brothers Band · Derek and the Dominos · Delaney & Bonnie · The Allman Joys · The 31st of February · Hour Glass

  9. Don Doucette

    Next to Blue Sky....this is my favorite ABB cut.

  10. Sharon Herrell

    My favorite AB song since it came out.

  11. Jeff Cochran

    Totally, absolutely.. Rhythm and blues rock royalty! Of the likes we will not see again.
    R.I.P. Brothers and thanks for the tunes

  12. Just a kid from Brooklyn

    Nothing wrong with it at all!

  13. Warren Davis

    Man, I miss running those Bulloch county dirt roads, swimming in the Ogeechee, sipping bourbon and having these guys cranked up.

  14. George Boand


    Elaine Dodson

    I couldn't agree more. I love Duane Allman.

  15. Thomas Martin

    This is some good shit :-)

  16. Kel Barry

    Kickass music
    70s child

  17. sam thomas

    duane kicking ass on guitar

  18. Ruth Boykin


  19. E J W

    I don't know why I'm listening to this, I just looked up Statesboro on Wikipedia because I live here

  20. keep on rollin 79

    "I know yer sister Lucille say she wanna go,lord I'll surely taker"

  21. William Gearhart

    Duane: best ever. Even Clapton said so.

  22. derek0173

    Damn good driving song all the way to Miami from Winter Haven FL. U will get lost in the music on US 27 South

  23. d181939

    This is from the early show on Saturday March 13th 1971 at the Fillmore East. I was there - about 12 rows back dead center if memory serves - lost all my old ticket stubs. Sigh. According to the book "Bill Graham Presents", the Allman's were all doing mescaline and they turned on the Fillmore crew as well. This is no doubt one of the best nights they ever had and the recording sounds just like it did at the concert. Ah the good ol' days!

  24. Spigax Sabbath

    I dont like leyla...... Derek and The dominos....!!

  25. dingleydb

    there is a statesboro georgia

  26. wilber wiley

    One of my all time favorite bands. The british invation had nothin on these guys.

  27. SheepEatingDuck

    They talking about Statesboro, GA...?

  28. Bobby Twig

    The best! The whole effing thing!! Tell me otherwise ?!

  29. ron mcpherson

    classic !

  30. Walter Carter

    The Brothers from Daytona beach Fl

  31. Donald Benson

    Duane..... ahead of his time I use to think... now I know it was just in time

  32. Jim Spinks

    the greatest rock song ever recorded.

  33. goita qui

    acojonante, this is blues

  34. GotMilk Duds

    There are (and have been) many very "Very" good slide players, but Duane had that magic mojo that most of them would kill for even today.
    Those that gave a thumbs down please go "Eat a Peach".

  35. dingleydb

    just got home from macon, visited the big house...AWESOME AND SPIRITUAL

  36. engels 1920

    But nobody can sing the blues
    Like Blind Willie McTell

  37. keith miller

    This is this first time I've heard them and I'm blown away


    2 days ago?? 48 years for me

  38. janice ginexi

    Saw the brothers and Marshall tucker back to back saturdays . Dems were da days .

  39. Eddy Reese

    I was in Statesboro today. Lol

  40. Daniel Dingeldein

    it just doesn't get any better

  41. Sunspot Dawn


  42. joewoe

    Great post, thanks for sharing. Duane was a M***er F***er!

  43. Will

    The original Blind Willie McTell version from the late 20s/early 30s is way better imo. Doesn't sound bad at all, but I'm more of an acoustic guy. Just clicked on here because I was curious what the cover sounded like.

  44. GDT GDT

    Can’t get enough of this Song and the live album Live at the Fillmore East. My opinion the Greatest Live album ever. Wore it out as a kid and had to buy another which I still have

  45. James Ross

    Damn good song 👍👍👍👍

  46. Daniel Todd

    Thanks for stumbling across that pill bottle Duane . RIP

  47. Joshua Giles


  48. Steven Walker

    I'm 63 years old I was young and of course a rocker and yes the Allman bros. Were a great and fantastic band indeed!!!

  49. Robert Highsmith


  50. 大熊秀和

    Not only amazing slide guitar
    play but fantastic vocal and
    other legendary fantastic performance! Never get tired
    of it !

  51. dingleydb

    going to macon ga. to visit the big house mid august

  52. Eugene Malush

    Wake up!

  53. number1 georgestraitfan

    Make American music great again!

  54. MrDmorgan52

    Saw them at Memorial colliseum at UK. Must've been '73? Charlie Daniel's band was opening act. We partied until campus cops shut off the power!!

  55. wilber wiley

    They look like a bunch of rowdy hillbillies, but dam they could play

  56. Timothy Noone

    Look at the Peterson tuner! What a historical moment captured; Duane sure knew something good when he saw it.

  57. lendl kaiser

    Your sister Lucille say she want ta go, and I sure would take her!

  58. Keith Denham

    I voted for Trump

  59. Jeanna Satterfield

    All my love to Gregg and Duane. 💋

  60. Eric Wieland

    I cannot believe there are any thumbs down on this................Allman Bros at their finest!

    Bobby Twig

    Eric Wieland must have heard this live by the Bros. Never gets old. Thumbs down? Silly.

    Bobby Twig

    I meant around 20 times. Wonderful stuff.

  61. Alan Smith

    I was Air Force brat from south Georgia, when they came out when I was growin up, no matter where in the world I was living, was like taste of home...still feels that way....

  62. Logan Smith

    Duane skydog Allman ladies and gentlemen, what more can you ask for? Him and dickey Betts was and still is the most rock and roll you can get! And I dont mean this head banging shit, I mean really fucking rock and roll!

  63. Dennis Judd

    Sounds like the version off live at the Filmore East

  64. Kirk Kissack

    When you say Allmans, I think Statesboro, IMO their signature tune among dozens of other classics. This tune still rocks me-and I;'m 70 and still want to get up and dance just like I did back in 1971.. If folks asked me then..THE BEST BAND IN THE LAND...IMO and I ended up seeing various versions of them 5 or 6 times, the last in 1990. One of my tope 5 bands ever and Fillmore east is IMO the greatest live album ever.. song by song.. the musicianship, even after 40 some yrs, is unparallelled

  65. David Foley

    genius band saw them at Garden

  66. Vince Q

    Duane Allman, best slide player -- ever!

    Arpad Jones

    Ry Cooder

    Vince Q

    Ry is a superb player. I prefer Duane's licks and the sounds he gets from his Les Paul and Marshall amp more than the Strat Ry uses.

    Arpad Jones

    @Vince Q I believe Ry also played a Tele.....called it his "Coodercaster". Yeah the Allmans were Humbucker boys (Betts on a SG)

  67. Robert Russell

    Duane and I never met so I got that going for me .

  68. Kickingbear

    Nuthin' better.

  69. edward yarkovsky

    passed way to young still one of the best slide get fiddils who played fla boy

  70. d181939

    I was at this very show - Saturday early show. It sounded just like what you hear on the album.

  71. Steve Nourse

    That picture of the guy sleeping with the 10 W30 jeans ain't Duane

  72. Frank Dexheimer

    Why the stoopid add all over this site it’s buklshite

  73. Bobby Twig

    Greatest southern rock tune of all time!! Tell me a better one? Can’t be done!!!!

  74. Art Vandelay

    Gibson > Fender

    Arpad Jones

    ....apples and oranges....

  75. Robert Barrett

    The best live recording EVER!!!!!!

  76. wolfe david


  77. nolaz1

    I don't know how anyone could listen to this and give it a thumbs down, all I can say is they must have no taste for great music.

  78. robert smith

    The benchmark for other American bands were great the first time I heard them, will still be great after I'm gone, hoping to see them in heaven, rip

  79. Cliff Brown

    Check out Leroy Parnells version of this live in concert. Hes no slouch on slide guitar.

  80. Zlatko Endzhekchev


  81. Denise Pierro


  82. Carl Bowden

    Some classic photos going by!

  83. David S.

    That was one good quality statesboro blues. Your sister Lucille...she wants to go peace

  84. Todd Salvati

    If you grew up in this era you know that it was never a competition between bands and musicians, they made great music for the sake of making great music. They all played together, check out Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs as an example.

  85. Jmaccxx

    Still rocking these boys in 2019, bless them all .....wherever they may be.

  86. Brad Cohen

    Only time I saw Duane was closing night at the Fillmore East June 1971. Will never forget.

    Rajko Dimitrijević

    You lucky bastard!!! How I envy you. Came to the States in late September 71, Duane was already dead and never had a chance to see the Allmans. I would trade all the concerts I attended in these past 48 years for 1 Allman gig....

  87. mi ke

    Hunt the thrift stores, pick up a fisher amplifier, speakers, turntable and play those 33s at full blast, that's doing it righteous.

  88. Jan Ingram

    315 people thumbs dowm you suck

  89. Lloyd Rawles


  90. Robert Brown

    Duane Allman and Hound Dog Taylor the best slide guitar ever, RIP Duane and HDT...Miss them every day.

  91. Frank Sullivan

    When me and my buddy double-dated to catch these dudes at a local auditorium, my date ditched me at the show to core some dope; i had the blues, but these guys got me through it.....

  92. Rick O'Hara

    Duane was a slide beast!!!!!!!WOW

  93. Jeffrey Griffith

    Gregg is Amazing

  94. Thomas Minglis

    does anyone know if Duane uses regular tuning in this song? Or E open tuning.

  95. Keith Denham

    I have been listening to these guys since the 70ies

  96. David Smith

    298 deaf people I guess that hear a great song and put a thumbs down

  97. Jake Abney

    I drove all over this country for 37 years old as a over-the-road truck driver my handle was Midnight Rider it always fit me like a gypsy song

  98. Henry in NorCal

    "I woke up this morning, had them Statesboro blues. I looked over to the corner baby, your grandpa seemed to have them too".