Up On Cripple Creek Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robbie Robertson
Original Band
The Band

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Clerkenwell Festival London England UK July 19, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Kitty Kat Club Minneapolis Minnesota US November 04, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Komedia Brighton England UK December 06, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock & Heavy Friends The Three Kings London England UK February 18, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Lions Lair Denver Colorado US April 05, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock The Hideout Chicago Illinois US April 02, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US March 10, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Soho Arts Theatre London England UK May 18, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock Hotell Norge Bergen Norway May 01, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock The Drake Hotel Toronto Ontario Canada September 04, 2013
Robyn Hitchcock Mercy Lounge Nashville Tennessee US September 12, 2013
Robyn Hitchcock Cat's Cradle Back Room Carrboro North Carolina US February 05, 2014
Grant Lee Hitchcock Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US May 29, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Fleece and Firkin Bristol England UK December 02, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Duncan Hall Lafayette Indiana US April 03, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Dakota Jazz Club & Resturant Minneapolis Minnesota US November 21, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock The Casbah Hamilton Ontario Canada November 15, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock The Lantern Bristol England UK November 08, 2013

Lyrics

When I get off of this mountain
You know where I wanna go?
Straight down the Mississippi River
To the Gulf of Mexico
To Lake Charles, Louisiana
Little Bessie, girl that I once knew
And 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
Odds were in my favor
I had 'em five to one
And that nag to win came around the track
Sure enough we 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 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

There's a flood out in California
And up north it's freezing cold
And this living off the road
Is getting pretty old
So I guess I'll call up my big mama
Tell her I'll be rolling in
But you know, deep down, I'm kinda tempted
To go and see my Bessie again

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