Robert Johnson's "Malted Milk," Eric Clapton's Cover


Written—or at least recorded—in 1937,  a few years after Prohibition ended, it seems likely that Robert Johnson's "Malted Milk" refers to some other malt-based beverages better known than milk for making heads feel "funny, funny"...

Here's Johnson's original:


And Eric Clapton's cover:



lyrics:
I keep drinkin' malted milk, try'n to drive my blues away
I keep drinkin' malted milk, try'n to drive my blues away
Baby, you just as welcome to my lovin', as the flowers is in May

Malted milk, malted milk, keep rushin' to my head
Malted milk, malted milk, keep rushin' to my head
And I have a funny, funny feelin', and I'm talkin' all out my head

Baby, fix me one more drink, and hug your daddy one more time
Baby, fix me one more drink, and hug your daddy one more time
Keep on stirrin' my malted milk mama, until I change my mind

My door knob keeps on turnin', it must be spooks around my bed
My door knob keeps on turnin', must be spooks around my bed
I have a warm, old feelin', and the hair risin' on my head

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