tell riley lyrics – eric bibb

tell riley, baby, next time he come to town
if he needs somewhere to lay – lay his body down
tell riley he’s welcome to stay –
mark my words, he’s gonna be big someday
i’m leavin’ memphis – ol’ booker’s got to go
mister melrose sent a telegram from chicago
that’s the man makin’ records on me –
wants to make some more –
gonna sing my song ‘til my throat gets sore
so, tell riley, baby, next time he come to town
if he needs somewhere to lay – lay his pallet down
tell riley he’s welcome to stay –
mark my words, he’s gonna be big someday
foldn’ money an’ a fancy dress for your when i get back
sho’ beats workin’ on parchman farm –
that’s a natural fact –
lester melrose, he fixed my parole
i thank him with my heart an’ soul
i’m so glad to be a free man again
tell riley, baby, next time he come to town
if he needs somewhere to lay – lay his pallet down
tell riley uncle booker said he could stay –
an’ mark my words – mark my words – mark my words
he’ll b.b. king someday

/ eric bibb lyrics