The Natchez Burnin, Howlin’ Wolf (Howlin’ Wolf), 1956

Original recording: Howlin’ Wolf (Vocals)

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The Natchez Burning (Single Version) - The Chess Box: Howlin' Wolf

Recording information
: Recorded for Chess Records in 1956. The song is about the Natchez Rhythm Club fire which occurred in 1940 and took the lives of over 200 people. 

Other covers

Captain Beefheart 

Lyrics:

Did you ever hear about the burning,
that happened way down in Natchez Mississippi town
Did you ever hear about the burning,
that happened way down in Natchez Mississippi town

Those buildings got to burning, there’s my baby layin’on the ground
Charlotte Jones was there, Luiza was there,
Rosie Mae was there, Louise was there

Did you ever hear about the burning,
that happened way down in Natchez Mississippi town
I stood back, was lookin’, and the old building come tumble down

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