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CHI-TOWN (CHICAGO, UNITED STATES)

The blues legend Robert Johnson 1911-1938 wrote the blues standard “Sweet Home Chicago” in 1936 and the song has become a popular anthem for the city of Chicago despite ambiguity in Johnson’s original lyrics.

From Buddy Guy, to BB King to Eric Clapton to the iconic Blues Brothers, artists have interpreted the song in a variety of styles – but one thing is for sure be it the first time or the hundred time you visit the city you’ll be humming it as you walk the streets of Chi-Town.

Oh, baby don’t you want to go?
Oh, baby don’t you want to go?
Back to the land of California
To my sweet home Chicago
Oh, baby don’t you want to go?
Oh, baby don’t you want to go?
Back to the land of California
To my sweet home Chicago
Now one and one is two
Two and two is four
I’m heavy loaded, baby
I’m booked, I gotta go
Cryin’ baby
Honey don’t you want to go?
Back to the land of California
To my sweet home Chicago
Now two and two is four
Four and two is six
You gonna keep monkeyin’ round with your friend-boy, you gonna get your
Business all in a trick
But I’m cryin’ baby
Honey don’t you wanna go?
Back to the land of California
To my sweet home Chicago
Now six and two is eight
Eight and two is ten
Friend-boy, she trick you one time
She sure gonna do it again
But I’m cryin’ hey, hey
Baby don’t you want to go?
To the land of California
To my sweet home Chicago
I’m goin’ to California
From there to Des Moines Iowa
Somebody will tell me that you
Need my help someday, cryin’
Hey, hey
Baby don’t you want to go?
Back to the land of California
To my sweet home Chicago

Robert Johnson

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