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Up On Cripple Creek – The Band (The Band 5 of 10)

UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK The Band The Band (1970) When I get off of this mountain, you know where I want to go? Straight down the Mississippi river, to the Gulf of Mexico To Lake Charles, Louisiana, little Bessie, girl that I once knew She told me just to come on by, if there’s anything she could do Up on Cripple Creek she sends me If I spring a leak she mends me I don’t have to speak, she defends me A drunkard’s dream if I ever did see one Good luck had just stung me, to the race track I did go She bet on one horse to win and I bet on another to show The odds were in my favor, I had ’em five to one When that nag to win came around the track, sure enough she had won Up on Cripple Creek she sends me If I spring a leak she mends me I don’t have to speak, she defends me A drunkard’s dream if I ever did see one I took up all of my winnings, and I gave my little Bessie half And she tore it up and threw it in my face, just for a laugh Now there’s one thing in the whole wide world, I sure would like to see That’s when that little love of mine, dips her doughnut in my tea Up on Cripple Creek she sends me If I spring a leak she mends me I don’t have to speak, she defends me A drunkard’s dream if I ever did see one Now me and my mate were back at the shack, we had Spike Jones on the box She said, “I can’t take the way he sings, but I love to hear him talk” Now that just gave my heart a throb, to the bottom of my feet And I swore and I took another pull, my Bessie can’t be beat Up on

24 thoughts on “Up On Cripple Creek – The Band (The Band 5 of 10)

  1. RIP Levon.

  2. rip levon

  3. Rest in peace Levon 🙁 me and my dad shared your music when I was a kid, and I just turned 20. You dying kind of ruined it for me. The Band forever

  4. Dont let that ruin your memories with your dad…. cherrish that forever.

  5. This stuff is great…I don’t care what generation I’d be born into… I’d wake up and go search out the great stuff whether it was from 10 generations ago or the one I was just born into…if the garbage was all from my generation I’d just face that fact and search out the great stuff…life’s too short to waste listening to garbage and pretending it’s good just because ‘it’s my generations’.

  6. im 30years old and recently became a band fan. RIP Levon Helm.

  7. R.I.P. Levon Helm:

  8. Rest in Peace Levon Helm (1941-2012)

  9. God enjoys good music, too! Rock on, Levon!!!

  10. all the best old man, go on singing in heaven!

  11. drank a lot of Mateus listening to you bud…take a load off. RIP

  12. Oh no! Meant it ruined my 20th. No the Band will always make me happy.

  13. 18 people do not know excellent music when they hear it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. We miss you, Levon…

  15. RIP Levon Helm, this song along with many others will carry on, you will remain a part of my life.

  16. Carry On Levon Thank You for all the Great Music

  17. Listen to that drum rap, rap, rap. That’s the sound of the best rock music in the world!

  18. I never get tired of this song. RIP Levon!

  19. R.I.P. Levon. That Southern drawl will always be the trademark of The Band’s music.

  20. WHO THE HELL DISLIKED THIS??
    

  21. A Bieber fan maybe
    

  22. 19 people are Bieber fans

  23. how do u listen to this? hahahahaa omfg…………GOIN UPPA CRIPPLE CREEK XD

  24. please tell me what you enjoy listening to CaitlynGuitar 🙂

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