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Notes

Possibly derived from a southern slave song. Recorded in many different versions and with many different titles including;

Going Down This Road
I'm A-goin' Down This Road Feelin' Bad
Ain't Gonna Be Treated This Way
Blowin' Down The Road
Lonesome Road Blues

It is one of the Dylan/Band Basement Tapes songs - as No Shoes On My Feet.

Occurs in John Ford's 1940 file The Grapes Of Wrath as Lonesome Road Blues.

An indication of the way verses were strung together to make songs in the oral tradition is given by a song recorded by Odum (1926), and given the title Goin' Down That Lonesome Road, which includes lyrics familiar in the Dead's repetoire from GDTRFB and In The Pines;

Goin' down dat lonesome road,
Oh, goin' down dat lonesome road,
An' I won't be treated this-a way.
Springs on my bed done broken down,
An' I ain't got nowhere to lay my head.

Now my mamma's dead an' my pappa, too
An' it left me alone with you.
An' you cause me to weep an' you cause me to moan,
An' you cause me to leave my happy home.

Longest train I ever saw
Was nineteen coaches long
Darlin' what have I done to you?
What makes you treat me so?
An' I won't be treated this way.