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January 11, 2012

The Marshall Tucker Band - Can't You See (1973)

Performing for nearly forty years, this group was responsible for helping to push “southern rock” into a mainstream genre in the ‘70s. There have been over twenty-five members in all, but the most notable were brothers Toy and Tommy Caldwell. The group named themselves after an inscription they found engraved into a key to a warehouse they had rented to rehearse in. They didn’t realize that the name was of a man still living: a blind piano tuner who had rented the warehouse just before the band.

This song was first released on the group’s self-titled first album in 1973. It has been covered by Hank Williams, Jr., Waylon Jennings, and others.

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The Marshall Tucker Band - Can't You See (1973)

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Lyrics:

I'm gonna take a freight train down at the station, Lord
I don't care where it goes
Gonna climb a mountain- the highest mountain
And jump off; nobody gonna know

Can't you see- oh, can't you see
What that woman, Lord
She been doin' to me?
Can't you see- can't you see
What that woman- she been doin' to me?

I'm gonna find me a hole in the wall
I’m gonna crawl inside and die
’Cause my lady, now, a mean old woman, Lord
Never told me goodbye

Can't you see- oh, can't you see
What that woman she been doin' to me?
Can't you see- can't you see
What that woman, Lord, she been doin' to me?

I’m gonna buy a ticket, now, as far as I can
Ain't a’never comin' back
Ride me a southbound
All the way to Georgia, now
‘til the train- it run out of track

Can't you see- oh, can't you see
What that woman, Lord, she been doin' to me?
Can't you see- can't you see
What that woman she been doin' to me?
(Oh, Lord)

Can't you see- oh, can't you see
What that woman, Lord, she been doin' to me?
Can't you see- oh, can't you see
What that woman, she been doin' to me?

(Can't you see- can't you see)
Oh, she’s such a crazy lady
(What that woman, she been doin' to me?)
Oh, that woman

(Can't you see- can't you see)
Lord, I can’t stand it
(What that woman, she been doin' to me?)
Oh, she been doin’ to me?

(Can't you see- can't you see)
I'm gonna take a freight train down at the station, Lord
(What that woman, she been doin' to me?)
Ain’t never comin’ back, oh no

(Can't you see- can't you see)
Gonna ride me a southbound
All the way to Georgia, Lord
(What that woman, she been doin' to me?)
‘til the train- it run out of track

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