Mississippi Fred McDowell

Afternoon Shots and Beers

By: - Sep 29, 2014





Delivered to my office
Boston Herald Traveler
Old bluesman
Mississippi Fred McDowell
Note pinned to his chest
Directions to the gig
He’s yours for the afternoon
Put him in a cab when you’re done
Walked to the South End
Deadbeat dive dark and dank
Ginger brandy and beers
He had a few
Must get hot in the summer
Sure nough
How to keep cool
Why youze jus hoists that windah high
All you can do
Tales of Yazoo
Ole Miss
Strange fruit