From the recording Police Dog Blues/Etta's Gift

Police Dog Blues is played by blues great Etta Baker, recorded at her home. Etta's gift is my tribute to her. It was meant to be a blues; didn't turn out that way, but she likes it so that's okay.


Little white house in Morganton town
I stopped by but you were already gone

Hey Etta, did you get the apples I left?
Hey Etta, did you get the apples I left?

It wasn’t a visit you thought I’d make
So catching up will have to wait

In your garden flowers grow tall
And doves reply whenever you call

Driving down in your big ol’ Pontiac
With your Gibson and your Martin in the back

“John Henry” and “One Dime Blues”
“Dew Drop” is the one that I would choose

Groovin’ grandma out there playin
Your guitars said all that’s worth sayin