Song

Crying at Daybreak

Written by
Howlin' Wolf
Language
English
Comments
Contains elements of Tommy Johnson's "Big Road Blues" (melody of first line and refrain) and The Mississippi Sheiks' "Stop and Listen Blues" (several lines of lyrics, including the line about "Smokestack Lightning") There are also fragments of other earlier performances.

The song is better known as "Smoke Stack Lightning", performed by Howlin' Wolf under that name in 1956.