Bonnie Raitt, Tracy Chapman, Jeff Beck and Beth Hart - "Sweet Home Chicago"



"Sweet Home Chicago" is a blues standard first recorded by Robert Johnson in 1936. Although he is often credited as the songwriter, several songs have been identified as precedents. The song has become a popular anthem for the city of Chicago despite ambiguity in Johnson's original lyrics. Numerous artists have interpreted the song in a variety of styles.

Five of Chicago's professional sports teams have played the song at their games in one form or another.



Sweet Home Chicago
The Blues Brothers, The Blues Brothers
Come on, oh baby, don't you wanna go?
Come on, oh baby, don't you wanna go
Back to that same old place
Sweet home Chicago
Come on, baby, don't you wanna go?
Hida-hey, baby, don't you wanna go?
Back to that same old place
Oh, sweet home Chicago
Well, one and one is two
Six and two is eight
Come on, baby, don't you make me late
Hida-hey, baby, don't you wanna go?
Back to that same old place
Sweet home Chicago
Come on, baby, don't you wanna go?
Oh, come on, baby, don't you wanna go?
Back to that same old place
Sweet home Chicago
Six and three is nine
Nine and nine is eighteen
Look there, brother, baby and
You'll see what I seen
Hida-hey, baby, don't you wanna go?
Back to that same old place
Sweet home Chicago
Oh, come on, baby, don't you wanna go
Come on, baby, don't you wanna go?
Back to that same old place
My sweet home Chicago
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Robert Leroy Johnson

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