BLISTERED - chords and comments
In 1963 Billy Edward "Edd" Wheeler released the album "A New Bag of Songs". That bag contained this song as well as his more famous "Jackson". Johnny Cash grabbed them both. First he got a Grammy for "Jackson" together with his howling, jarring wife. In October -69 CBS released "Blistered" as a single (Flip side "See Ruby Fall") to promote his following 33th studio album "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash" (1970). He stripped off all the 7th chords, let Bob Wootton and Fluke Holland go rattling berserk and turned the bluesy skiffle song into a country-rock porridge. Ravage! But it sold. None of Wheeler's own recordings ever did.
But here we go, oh yeah: preserve the 7th's, damn it!
I've got great big blisters on my bloodshot eyes from lookin'
at that long-legged female up ahead
what she does ? simply walkin' down the sidewalks of the city
makes me think about some stray cat gettin' fed
she's got a whole lot of motion in her soul
I know that her soul is not the place she lets it show
she's got that body oh yeah
she's got that motion oh yeah
she's gonna get me oh yeah
she's gonna burn me oh yeah
she's gonna tear my soul apart and put big blisters on my heart
what a mighty crazy cookin' way to go