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" Robert Johnson, feeling bad and lonesome, knows people up the highway in Gunnison. Can get a drink of whiskey and more up there. Man sitting off to the side of the road on a log at the crossroads says, "You're late, Robert Johnson." Robert Johnson drops to his knees and says, "Maybe not." "
he man stands up, tall, barrel-chested, and black as the forever-closed eyes of Robert Johnson's stillborn baby, and walks out to the middle of the crossroads where Robert Johnson kneels. He says, "Stand up, Robert Johnson. You want to throw that guitar over there in that ditch with that hairless dog and go on back up to Robinsonville and play the harp with Willie Brown and Son, because you just another guitar player like all the rest, or you want to play that guitar like nobody ever played it before? Make a sound nobody ever heard before? You want to be the King of the Delta Blues and have all the whiskey and women you want?"
"That's a lot of whiskey and women, Devil-Man."
"I know you, Robert Johnson,"
Lyrics from Robert Johnson's song
" I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees
I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees
Asked the Lord above "Have mercy, save poor Bob, if you please."
Mmmmm, standin' at the crossroad, I tried to flag a ride
Standin' at the crossroad, I tried to flag a ride
Didn't nobody seem to know me, everybody pass me by
Mmm, the sun goin' down, boy, dark gon' catch me here
oooo ooee eeee, boy, dark gon' catch me here
I haven't got no lovin' sweet woman that love and feel my care "
Originally posted by thehumbleone
There's a few discrepancies in your post. Lynyrd Skynyrd isn't from Alabama, they're from Florida.
Also, the Led Zeppelin tune you mentioned isn't The Lemon Song, the lyrics are used in another song called Traveling Riverside Blues.
Originally posted by mbt1990
Crossroads myths are indeed real. There are demons who can be summoned there, and there are deals that can be made. DON'T! It's the worst mistake of your life, and might be your last.
Nothing you can ask for is worth the Pit, believe me. And besides, the time span isn't long enough to enjoy anything, just worry.
Most people see this as a big joke, something in fables or something they just do on T.V. shows, but don't be fooled.