Poor Elijah - Tribute To Robert Johnson

Lyrics: Delaney Bramlett, Leon Russell
Music: Delaney Bramlett, Leon Russell

Played by Weir, Robinson and Greene in 2012.

Poor Elijah, living on the bayou way
Poor Elijah, he had to take over raising fourteen kids
When his daddy got caught stealing chickens from a neighbor one day
Work on Elijah

Poor Elijah, born the son of a slave
Poor Elijah, he was damn near blind when he died last week
From working in the sun for the man like a dog all day
Work on Elijah

Poor Elijah
Poor Elijah
Poor Elijah
Poor Elijah

I'm going to sing you a song
It's all about a man
Nobody hardly knows him
Nobody hardly knows him
Nobody hardly knows him
Nobody hardly knows him

Good morning Robert Johnson, son
You lived your life before your song was sung
People agree and you were number one
So sad to think we had to wait so long

It keeps on getting better every day
And maybe someday soon, people will say
Ain't nobody here but good people
Ain't nobody here but good people
Ain't nobody here but good people
Ain't nobody here but good people

Nobody, nobody here
Nobody, nobody here
Nobody, nobody here
Nobody, nobody here