Come On In My Kitchen

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Overview

Here’s Johnson’s great, Come On In My Kitchen; a steady song with healthy doses of bottleneck slide oozing here and there for added effect. It’s quite a great classic among Robert Johnson’s songs.

Workstation

Open G — DGDGBD

Mmm mmm mmm , mmm mmm mmm
Mmm mmm mmm, mmm mmm mmm
You better come, in my kitchen
Babe, it’s goin’ to be rainin’ outdoors

When a woman gets in trouble everybody throws her down
Lookin’ for her good friend none can be found
You better come, in my kitchen
It’s goin’ to be rainin’ outdoors

Ah, the woman I love took from my best friend
Some joker got lucky stole her back again
She better come, in my kitchen
Baby, it’s goin’ to be rainin’ outdoors

[Spoken]
Mama, can’t you hear that wind howlin?
Oh, how the wind do howl?
You better come, in my kitchen
Babe, it’s goin’ to be rainin’ outdoors

Woman I love, I pray to see
She’s up the country, won’t write to me
You better come, in my kitchen
It’s goin’ to be rainin’ outdoors

I went to the mountain, far as my eyes could see
Some other man got my woman
Lonesome blues got me
Well she better come, in my kitchen
‘Cause it’s goin’ to be rainin’ outdoors

My Mama dead, Papa well’s to be
Ain’t got nobody to love and care for me
She better come on in this kitchen
‘Cause it’s goin’ to be rainin’ outdoors

Song History

27 November 1936
Gunter Hotel | San Antonio, Texas
Vocalion 03563

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