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Friday, 22 May 2015

Make Me a Pallet on Your/The Floor

A few weeks ago I featured Motherless Children from Lucinda Williams' album of Blues and Country covers Ramblin' I also posted a version by Rosanne Cash.
Another Blues standard which features on Lucinda's album is Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor which is also sometimes referred to as Make Me a Pallet on The Floor or Make Me Down a Pallet on Your Floor.
This song dates back to 1911 with  the modern score attributed to W.C. Handy
It has been covered many  times by the likes of Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy and Jelly Roll Morton to name but three. Here is Mississippi John:

Another excellent cover can be found on Gillian Welch's excellent 2003 album Soul Journey.

Lucinda Williams - Make Me Down a Pallet on Your Floor

Gillian Welch - Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor


  1. Is it me or have you posted the same track twice? They sound identical

  2. Ooops now rectified. You got Lucinda twice which is no bad thing. You can see why I have never attempted Single Song Sunday a la the great Ernie Goggins!

  3. I quite like the idea of posting the same song 7times