Blues Lyrics of the Week: Office Move Edition

Having spent the past few weeks preparing for and unpacking from a rather large office move, I’ve recently come to understand more clearly the appeal of traveling light. This concept is perhaps no better illustrated in the blues than in the lyrics to the classic tune “Matchbox Blues,” variations of which have been recorded through the years by such greats as Blind Lemon Jefferson, Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Leadbelly, Robert Johnson, Duane Allman, Carl Perkins, Magic Slim, and even the Beatles, although the gist is always the same:

“I’m sittin’ here wonderin’
Will a matchbox hold my clothes,
I’m sittin’ here wonderin’
Will a matchbox hold my clothes.
I ain’t got so many matches,
but I got so far to go.”

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