Up On Cripple Creek Chords
On The Acoustic

Below are the Up On Cripple Creek chords and also on this page you'll find my acoustic guitar demo, purchase link to the full lesson, the lyrics to the song as well as a free .pdf chords sheet you can download.

Up On Cripple Creek Chords
Demo Lyrics & Pdf

This song Up On Cripple Creek can be found on the 1969 "The Band" album. The song did quite well reaching #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. There are only four chords needed to play this song and they are A - D - E -and a Gbm.

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Up On Cripple Creek Lyrics

When I get off of this mountain - you know where I want to go?
Straight down the Mississippi river to the Gulf of Mexico
To Lake Charles Louisiana, little Bessie girl that I once knew
She told me just to come on by - if there's anything she could do

Up on Cripple Creek - she sends me - If I spring a leak - she mends me
I don't have to speak - she defends me
A drunkard's dream - if I ever did see one

Good luck had just stung me, to the race track I did go
She bet on one horse to win - and I bet on another to show
The odds were in my favor - I had 'em five to one
When that nag to win came around the track - sure enough she had won

Up on Cripple Creek - she sends me - If I spring a leak - she mends me
I don't have to speak - she defends me
A drunkard's dream - if I ever did see one

I took up all of my winnings, and I gave my little Bessie half
She tore it up and threw it in my face, just for a laugh
Now there's one thing in the whole wide world, I sure would like to see
That's when that little love of mine, dips her doughnut in my tea

Up on Cripple Creek - she sends me - If I spring a leak - she mends me
I don't have to speak - she defends me
A drunkard's dream - if I ever did see one

Now me and my mate - were back at the shack, we had Spike Jones on the box
She said, "I can't take the way he sings - but I love to hear him talk"
Now that just gave my heart a throb, to the bottom of my feet
And I swore as I took another pull, my Bessie can't be beat

Up on Cripple Creek - she sends me - If I spring a leak - she mends me
I don't have to speak - she defends me
A drunkard's dream - if I ever did see one

Dew dew dew dew ... dew dew dew dew dew dew x2

Now there's a flood out in California - and up north it's freezing cold
And this living on the road - is getting pretty old
So I guess I'll call up my big mama tell her I'll be rolling in
But you know deep down - I'm kind of tempted to go and see my Bessie again

Up on Cripple Creek - she sends me - If I spring a leak - she mends me
I don't have to speak - she defends me
A drunkard's dream - if I ever did see one

Dew dew dew dew ... dew dew dew dew dew dew

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