Wes Alexander

Wes Alexander

BandBluesAcoustic

His "Devil left me with nothing" CD truly reflects the blues: deep, dark songs about wicked temptations and real-life situations, delivered in a believably raspy voice and backed up by deliciously syncopated guitars.

Biography

Blyes with loopers and delays.

Lyrics

Devil left me with nothing

Written By: Wes Alexander

DRIVING SOUTH FROM MEMPHIS
ON HIGHWAY 61
THOUGHT I’D TAKE A DIFFERENT ROUTE
SO I TOOK AN OLD SIDE ROAD

THIS USED TO BE THE HIGHWAY
TILL THEY PAVED THE OTHER ROAD
HISTORY HAS Its WAY
OF MAKING EVERTHING SEEM OLD

UP TO THE CROSSROADS
SAW A OLD MAN HITCHING A RIDE
20 MINUTES OUT OF MEMPHIS
I STOPED TO GIVE A STANGER A RIDE

AS HE THANKED ME FOR STOPPING
HE CLIMED INTO THE CAR
IN THE BACK SEAT WAS WHERE
HE PUT HIS OLD GUITAR


I THOUGHT I MISHEARED HIM, WHEN HE SAID
I WAS THE FIRST CAR IN YEARS
SINCE THEY BUILT THAT HIGHWAY
NO ONE DRIVES THIS ROAD

SAID HE USED TO HAVE A GIRL
IN EVERY TOWN
HE SAID HE PLAYED EVERY JUKE JOINT
BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL

HE SAID WHEN HE WAS YOUNG
HE USED TO TRAVEL THESE ROADS
MET A MAN ONE NIGHT
WHO PROMISED HIM THE WORLD

NOW I WALK THIS ROAD ALONE
EVERY DAY AND NIGHT
THE DEVIL, LEFT ME WITH NOTHING
BUT THIS OLD GUITAR

THEN ONE DAY THE DEVIL CAME TO
AT AN OUT DOOR BARBQUE
HE SENT A JEALOUS HEARTED MAN
TO OFFER ME A DRINK

BUT, THE WISHEY WAS POISIONED
TORE ME INSIDE OUT
THEY SAY BEFOR I PASSED A WAY
I HOWLED JUST LIKE A DOG

IN THE DISTANCE I HEARD
A TRAIN WHILE BLOW
I TURNED TO LOOK AT HIM
BUT THE STRANGER WAS GONE

DEVIL, LEFT ME WITH NOTHING
BUT THIS OLD GUITAR
(I GOT TO GIVE IT BACK)

SO NOW I TRAVEL THESE ROADS ALONE
FROM TOWN TO TOWN
I’M LOOKING FOR THAT STRANGER
SO I CAN GIVE THIS BACK

IF YOU SEE HIM HITCH HIKING
DON’T YOU STOP TO PICK HIM UP
I’LL BE ALONG SHORTLY
TO GIVE THAT STRANGER A RIDE

YEARS AGO ALL HE WANTED
WAS TO PLAY THE GUITAR
SOLD HIS SOUL TO THE DEVIL
AND HE PAID OFF HIS DEBT

20 MINUTES OUT OF MEMPHIS
I STOPED TO GIVE A STANGER A RIDE
DEVIL, LEFT ME WITH NOTHING
BUT THIS OLD GUITAR

Discography

First CD "Devil left me with nothng"

Set List

Orginal tunes, some Mississippi Fred Mcdowell, Robert Johnson, Johnny Shines.