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Matchbox Blues is a song from 1927 composed and sung by Blind Lemon Jefferson. Deacon Claybourne sings it in the Season One episode I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You).

Although the song has not been perfomed in its entirety, it was released as single and featured as a track in the Deluxe Edition of The Music of Nashville (Season 1, Volume 2).

Lyrics

I'm sittin' here wonderin', would a matchbox hold my clothes?
I ain't got so many matches but I got so far to go

I said, mama, who may your manager be?
I said, mama, who may your manager be?
Reason I ask so many questions: can you make arrangements for me?

Excuse me, mama, from knockin' on your door
Excuse me, mama, from knockin' on your door
My mind done change, I ain't lovin' that girl no more

I wouldn't mind marryin' but I can't stand settlin' down
I wouldn't mind marryin' but I can't stand settlin' down
I'm gonna act like a preacher and ride from town to town to town

I'm leaving town, cryin' won't make me stay
I'm leaving town, cryin' won't make me stay
Baby the more you cry, the further you drive me away


Videos

Season One Songs
A Showman's LifeAll My AngelsAlready GoneAmerican BeautyBack HomeBitter MemoryBoys & BusesBuried UnderCasinoChange Your MindChanging GroundConsider MeFade Into YouFor Your GloryGun for a MouthHangin' on a LieHo HeyHypnotizingI Will FallI'll Be There (If You Want Me)I'm a GirlI'm A Lonesome FugitiveIf I Didn't Know BetterIf Momma Coulda Seen MeIn The Arms of a Jealous GodIt's My LifeKeep Asking WhyKissLet There Be LonelyLooking for a Place to ShineLove Like MineLove's Ring of FireLoving You is the Only Way to FlyMatchbox BluesMoon is HighNo One Will Ever Love YouNothing in this World Will Ever Break My Heart AgainOne Works BetterPapa Writes to JohnnyPeace in the ValleyPostcard from MexicoShineSideshowStompin' GroundsStronger than MeTelescopeTelescopeThe End of the DayThe Morning of the RainTough All OverTwist of BarbwireTwist of BarbwireUndermineUsedWe Are WaterWhen the Right One Comes AlongWrong SongYellin' From the RooftopYou Ain't Dolly (And You Ain't Porter)