If you got something you don't want other people to know, keep it in your pocket.
There's no way in the world I can feel the same blues the way I used to. When I play in Chicago, I'm playing up-to-date, not the blues I was born with. People should hear the pure blues - the blues we used to have when we had no money.
I been in the blues all my life. I'm still delivering 'cause I got a long memory.
Now that I'm gettin' old enough to get some money, I'd like to have some money. I don't get much made, I need to conquer a big chunk of money. Not quit playin' but quit playin' so hard.
I rambled all the time. I was just like that, like a rollin' stone.
Saturday night is your big night. Everybody used to fry up fish and have one hell of a time. Find me playing till sunrise for 50 cents and a sandwich. And be glad of it. And they really liked the low-down blues.
I went to school, but they didn't give you too much schooling because just as soon as you was big enough, you get to working in the fields. I guess I was a big boy for my age.
Man, you don't know how I felt that afternoon when I heard that voice and it was my own voice.
I wanted to definitely be a musician or a good preacher or a heck of a baseball player. I couldn't play ball too good - I hurt my finger, and I stopped that. I couldn't preach, and well, all I had left was getting into the music thing.
I was so wild and crazy and dumb in my car. It didn't run but 30 miles an hour. You made do.
That Mississippi sound, that Delta sound is in them old records. You can hear it all the way through.
You get a heck of a sound from the church. Can't you hear it in my voice?