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Cream — Born Under a Bad Sign
Album: Wheels of Fire
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Released: 1968
Length: 3:04
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Born under a bad sign.
I've been down since I began to crawl.
If it wasn't for bad luck,
I wouldn't have no luck at all.

Bad luck and trouble's my only friend,
I've been down ever since I was ten.

Born under a bad sign.
I've been down since I began to crawl.
If it wasn't for bad luck,
I wouldn't have no luck at all.

You know, wine and women is all I crave.
A big bad woman's gonna carry me to my grave.

Born under a bad sign.
I've been down since I began to crawl.
If it wasn't for bad luck,
I wouldn't have no luck at all.

Bad luck and trouble's been my only friend,
I've been down ever since I was ten.

Born under a bad sign.
I've been down since I began to crawl.
If it wasn't for bad luck,
I wouldn't have no luck.
If it wasn't for real bad luck,
I wouldn't have no luck at all.

Born under a bad sign.
Born under a bad sign.
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ediTed wrote 20 years ago:
I played that album so much when I was in HS that the needle (remember needles?) started playing the other side of the album.

This is absolutely great!
 kcar wrote:

Here's what puzzles me about Eric Clapton: at one point he was (from what I've heard) a real blues purist. He quit The Yardbirds in part because he thought their single "For Your Love" was a commercial sell-out.

And then Cream puts out this electric psychedelic version of a blues classic and a live take on "Crossroads" that is a screaming electric guitar freak-out.

What the hell happened to the blues purism, Eric?



Who cares?  GREAT TUNE!  Thanx RP!  
 dwhayslett wrote:

A person's points of view and opinions can change over time.



Yep! Stuff happens, for better or worse!
 kcar wrote:
What the hell happened to the blues purism, Eric?

A person's points of view and opinions can change over time.
God.
Good day for a September 7th cake!

Lots of cream.

Yes Eric, It seems you really were born under a bad sign.
 Spliff wrote:

Three little British guys refining the best in American Blues. Thanks


Here's what puzzles me about Eric Clapton: at one point he was (from what I've heard) a real blues purist. He quit The Yardbirds in part because he thought their single "For Your Love" was a commercial sell-out.

And then Cream puts out this electric psychedelic version of a blues classic and a live take on "Crossroads" that is a screaming electric guitar freak-out.

What the hell happened to the blues purism, Eric?
this is the Real Deal for me man, play it loud transcendant rock music! 
Originally Posted by Spliff: Three little British guys refining the best in American Blues. Thanks
When I come back to life all I want to be is Eric. Is that too much to ask? I played that album so much when I was in HS that the needle (remember needles?) started playing the other side of the album. One of their best cuts - and they had a LOT of them.
Three little British guys refining the best in American Blues. Thanks
Originally Posted by gp: Albert King recorded this first and did a great job with it too!
it wasn't until years after i first heard this song that i even knew that cream covered old blues songs. radio here in nyc in the late 60's (even free form radio) barely played old blues songs. but then little by little i heard the original stuff and you're right it's great. how about rp, maybe some albert king would be real sweet.
more Ginger Baker!
:D boy can i relate :roll:
Albert King recorded this first and did a great job with it too!
Yes, they were all egotistical asses, but damn they made some fine music!
It is nice to be reminded of a musical pinnacle that stood as part of the soundtrack of a particularly fruitful time of personal growth, and now is just a lost beacon in the fog of forgotten youth.
i hang out a few klicks north of tequillaville.
eternally sweet.
Man I love this song. I haven\'t heard it in decades!
Listen to that drumming. tight, funky, yet bluesy