Don‚Äôt tell the Elvis fans, but there was another King before Elvis swiveled his hips in his blue-suede shoes. Tommy McClennan tore it up when he was singing the blues and strumming his guitar. Within the first rift, Tommy lays down the law in ‚ÄòI‚Äôm a Guitar King‚Äù, singing:
‚ÄúI’m a guitar king‚Ä®/ Sing the blues ev’rywhere I go/ ‚Ä®Lord, have mercy, now/ ‚Ä®I’m a guitar king!‚Äù
A true bluesman from the Delta, Tommy led a rough life, which is clearly represented in his rowdy style and lyrics.
Tommy McClennan – “I’m a Guitar King“ (play download mp3)