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February 16, 2012

Sweetwater - Motherless Child (1968)

This band was scheduled to be the first act to play at Woodstock in 1969; due to conflicts within the band, Ritchie Havens went out first. This group came out next, and thus became the first “band” to perform at Woodstock. They were formed in 1968, released three albums, and never once featured a guitar. Sadly, their lead singer Nancy (“Nansi”) Nevins was hit by a drunken driver in late 1969 and suffered near fatal injuries. During her long recovery, the group released two more albums, but eventually disbanded due to differences between the members.

This song comes from the group’s self-titled first album released in 1968. It was the group’s largest hit, earning comparisons to the sound of Jefferson Airplane. Although Jefferson Airplane came first, this group was an early developer of San Francisco’s “’60s sound,” as well.

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Sweetwater - Motherless Child (1968)

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Lyrics:

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
And I'm a long-
And I'm a long way from my home

Sometimes I feel like I'm almost gone
Sometimes I feel like I'm almost gone
Sometimes I feel like I'm almost gone
And I'm a long-
And I'm a long-
And I'm a long way from my home
-From my home

Sometimes I feel like there's nobody there
Sometimes I feel like there's no- no- nobody there
Sometimes I feel like there's nobody there
And I'm a long-
And I'm a long-
And I'm a long way from my home
A’ from my home
A’ from my home
A’ from my home
A’ from my home
A’ from my home
A’ from my home
A’ from my home

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