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Lightnin’ Hopkins

"You may see a fast life woman sittin' round a whiskey joint, Yes, you know, she'll be sittin' there smilin', 'Cause she knows some man gonna buy her half a pint, Take it easy, fast life woman, 'cause you ain't gon' live always..."



Lightnin’ Hopkins

Sam John Hopkins (March 15, 1912 – January 30, 1982), AKA the one and only Lightnin’ Hopkins, was an American original.

Country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist and sometime pianist from Houston, Texas, Rolling Stone magazine rated Hopkins number 71 on their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

"Hopkins is the embodiment of the jazz-and-poetry spirit, representing its ancient form in the single creator whose words and music are one act".

- Robert "Mack" McCormick