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Artist: Howling Wolf
Album: His Best
Title: Killing Floor

I shoulda quit you, long time ago.
I shoulda quit you, baby, long time ago.
I shoulda quit you, and went on to Mexico.

If I hada followed, my first mind.
If I hada followed, my first mind.
I'da been gone, since my second time.

I shoulda went on, when my friend come from Mexico at me.
I shoulda went on, when my friend come from Mexico at me.
I was foolin with ya baby, I let ya put me on the killin floor.

Lord knows, I shoulda been gone.
Lord knows, I shoulda been gone.
And I wouldn't've been here, down on the killin floor.

Killing Floor (Howlin' Wolf song)

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"Killing Floor" is a song by American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist Howlin' Wolf, featured on his 1966 album The Real Folk Blues. One of Wolf's best-known songs, "Killing Floor" has been covered by a wide variety of artists – including such high-profile acts as The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin – and is frequently noticed as one of the most influential blues songs of all-time.

Led Zeppelin performed the song live in 1968 and 1969, and later used it as the basis for their song "The Lemon Song". Bootleg copies of early Led Zeppelin concerts include rough versions of the song credited as "Killing Floor." Their version, which also included some lyrics from Robert Johnson's "Travelling Riverside Blues," credited Chester Burnett (Howlin' Wolf) on some copies of Led Zeppelin II, with the original title. The song was retitled "The Lemon Song" and after legal involvement on the part of Burnett's publishers, the song was credited to "Page/Plant/Jones/Bonham/Burnett".

Hendrix recorded a spirited uptempo version of the song live in BBC studio. This can be heard on his BBC Sessions album. Jimi Hendrix also covered it at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967 and can be heard on the live album Jimi Plays Monterey. Hendrix opened his set with the song, and it was the first many American listeners had heard of the legendary guitarist.

Electric Flag, a blues rock soul group led by guitarist Mike Bloomfield, covered the song on their album A Long Time Comin released in 1968.

The Wolf's long time guitarist, Hubert Sumlin still performs this song. He played it with Eric Clapton, Jimmie Vaughan and Robert Cray at The Crossroads Guitar Festival.

The song's title references the slaughtering area of a slaughterhouse. The name also features as the title of an action-adventure novel by Lee Child (Killing Floor); the connection is likely to have arisen from the main character Jack Reacher's search for blues guitarist Blind Blake and the apparent link in musical genres.

 
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