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Big Bill Broonzy

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Big Bill Broonzy (June 26, 1893 – August 15, 1958) was a prolific American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. His career began in the 1920s when he played country blues to mostly African-American audiences. Through the 1930s and 1940s he successfully navigated a transition in style to a more urban blues sound popular with working class African-American audiences. In the 1950s a return to his traditional folk-blues roots made him one of the leading figures of the emerging American folk music revival and an international star. His long and varied career marks him as one of the key figures in the development of blues music in the 20th century.


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    I've got the key to the highway
    Billed out and bound to go
    I'm gonna leave here, runnin'
    Because walkin' is most too slow
    I'm going back to the border
    Key to the Highway  -  93,079 plays
    Give a little, take a little
    Let your poor heart bleed baby little bird baby
    That's the glory of love
    Cry a little, sigh a little
    Let your cry broke down baby little bird baby
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    Aw, my hair's a-rising, my flesh begin to crawl
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    Now, some people said the Big Bill blues ain't bad
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