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I have always loved Johnny Winter’s music and guitar playing. He MUST have influenced the Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarists (think the end of Freebird)! He could play a mile a minute and was really pushing the boundaries of blues. His country picking technique used in the blues rock setting made his sound unique. Not many players approached it the same way. Freddie King also used a thumb and index finger pick, but in a much different way. So I thought it was time to do one of his songs. Leland Mississippi Blues is right there at the edge of blues and rock. The descending riff is totally cool and fun to play. It is one of my favorite songs to play live.

Lyrics

Leland Mississippi Blues

Oh yeah, uh huh, Whoah yeah, yeah
I've been in Texas, I've been on the run
I've been in Texas, I've been on the run
I'm going to Leland Mississippi, mama
That's where I come from
Down by the bayou baby

Well, I'm alone, babe, I am free from home
Well, I'm alone, I am free from my home
You know I was sittin' down people oh
On my daddy's cotton farm
Here I go

Come here baby, let your long hair down
Come here woman, let your long hair down
I want you to love me with a feeling' mama
‘Cause I'm Mississippi bound

The best woman, the best waist in town
The best woman, the best waist in town
Well you'll never keep me woman
'Cause I’ve got a travelling mind