4 March 2008
Listening Activity 7.1
0.09 I went to the cross road, fell down on my knees
0.25 I went to the cross road, fell down on my knees
0.37 Asked the Lord above, “Have mercy, save poor Bob, if you please.”
0.47 Mmm, standin’ at the cross road, I tried to flag a ride
1.01 Standin’ at the cross road, I tried to flag a ride
1.12 Ain’t nobody seem to know me, everybody pass me by
1.21 Mmm, the sun goin’ down, boy, dark gonna catch me here
1.33 ooh eee, boy, dark gonna catch me here
1.45 I haven’t got no lovin’ sweet woman that love and feel my care
1.53 You can run, you can run, tell my friend-boy Willie Brown
2.05 You can run, tell my friend-boy Willie Brown
2.16 Lord, that I’m standin’ at the crossroad, babe, I believe I’m sinkin’ down
: He went to where two roads crossed and fell onto his knees.
god for help.
He is standing at the road crossing and tries to hitch a ride.
picks him up.
The day is getting late and before soon, it will be dark.
have a woman to comfort him.
Tell is male-friend Willie Brown to run and get him.
He is standing at
the road crossing, and is about to collapse.
Basically, a man is stuck in the middle of nowhere and he is trying to hitch a ride
at a road crossing.
He prays for help, but nobody seems to notice him and the day gets
closer and closer to night.
He wants his friend Willie Brown to come and get him.
song/story finishes without an end and the listener must think of their own ending.
In the line, “Ain’t nobody seem to know me, everybody pass me by” the guitar
corresponds to the sad lyrics by using notes that decrease and, thus provide a more
Also, during the line, “You can run, you can run, tell my friend-boy
Willie Brown” the guitar hits some higher notes to emphasize the hope and possible