Where You Were (Draft 2)

(Draft 2)

I descended over there
where back roads cross

I went down ’cause it’s
a scene of a double-cross

now I’m going where if I’d die
I’d be seen at the crossroads, seen

where famous blues are wailed. Hey
have sympathy for me if I’d say
there’ll be no blue moon tonight

No, I’m descending to
the crossroads
because I know

you sang so sweetly once,
riding to the crossroads
touching me a blue moon.

No, I’m descending to remember
’cause I know the crossroads are dark

— Douglas Gilbert

Where You Were

ENTRY 231

I went down to the road where
no one goes willingly.

I went down ’cause it’s
a famous intersection

where if I’d die
I’d be seen.

I’m going down to the crossroads
where I know the blues people
would have sympathy I think, but

I’m going down to
the crossroads
because

when I left
you sang so sweetly for all.

— Douglas Gilbert