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Terraplane Blues by Robert Johnson comes under the genre Blues,General. It was released on 08 Oct 1996 under the label of Columbia/Legacy. Copyright holded by (P) 1990 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.

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Lyrics of Terraplane Blues

And I feel so lonesome
you hear me when I moan
When I feel so lonesome
you hear me when I moan
Who been drivin my terraplane
for you since I've been gone
I'd said I flashed your lights mama
your horn won't even blow
I even flash my lights mama
this horn won't even blow
Got a short in this connection
hoo-well, babe, its way down below
I'm on hist your hood momma
I'm bound to check your oil
I'm on hist your hood momma mmmm
I'm bound to check your oil
I got a woman that I'm lovin
way down in Arkansas
Now you know the coils ain't even buzzin
little generator won't get the spark
Motors in a bad condition
you gotta have these batteries charged
But I'm cryin please
please don't do me wrong
Who been drivin my terraplane now for
you-hoo since I've been gone
Mr Highwayman
please don't block the road
Puh hee hee
ple-hease don't block the road
Casue she's restrin (?) a cold one hindred
and I'm booked I gotta go
Mmm mmm
mmmm mmmm mmm
You ooo oooo oooo
you hear me weep and moan
Who been drivin my terraplane
for you since I've been gone
I'm on get deep down in this connection
keep on tanglin with your wires
I'm on get deep down in this connection
hoo-well keep on tanglin with your wires
And when I mash down your little starter
then your spark plug will give me a fire.


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'Terraplane Blues' is a blues song recorded in 1936 in San Antonio, Texas by bluesman Robert Johnson. The car model Terraplane becomes a metaphor for sex. 'Terraplane Blues' is among only a handful of songs that were released during Johnson's lifetime, and it became a moderate regional hit, selling 5,000 copies. The guitar licks and riffs in Terraplane Blues are very similar to those used in Cross Road Blues.

In the lyrical narrative, the car will not start and Johnson suspects that his girlfriend let another man drive it when he was gone. In describing the various mechanical problems with his Terraplane, Johnson creates a setting of thinly-veiled sexual innuendo.

Like many of Johnson's songs, 'Terraplane Blues' is a staple in the repertoires of many blues musicians and has been recorded by dozens of traditional and contemporary blues figures and bands, including Mickey Baker, Rory Block, Canned Heat, Eric Clapton, Foghat, Peter Green, John Hammond, Jr., John Lee Hooker, Robert Lockwood, Jr., Tony McPhee, Elliott Murphy, Lonnie Pitchford, Paul Pena, and Roy Rogers.

The Led Zeppelin song 'Trampled Under Foot' is regarded as a tribute to Johnson's 'Terraplane Blues', with Robert Plant using car parts as sexual metaphors.



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