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The title refers to the town of Statesboro, Georgia. In Statesboro Blue - The Allman Brothers Band - Brothers Of The Road (VHS), Taj Mahal recorded a popular blues rock adaptation of the song with a prominent slide guitar part by Jesse Ed Davis. The lyrics, a first-person narrativeappear to relate the story of a man pleading with a woman to let him in her house; the speaker calls himself "Papa McTell" in the first stanza "Have you got the nerve to drive Papa McTell from your door?
Throughout the song, the woman, addressed as "mama," is alternately pleaded with to go with the speaker "up the country" and threatened "When I leave this time, pretty mama, I'm going away to stay". As with many blues lyrics, it can be difficult to establish a definitive narrative order for the stanzas.
Inthe song was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry due to its "cultural, historic, or artistic significance". InTaj Mahal recorded a "wonderful modernized version"  of "Statesboro Blues" for his eponymous debut album. He had recorded the song earlier as a member of the group Rising Sons in or ; however, it was not released until They did 'Statesboro Blues,' and Davis played slide on it.
After hearing that, Duane started practicing slide all the time. From the first time we saw them [the Taj Mahal band], we picked up 'Statesboro Blues' That was the first song that Duane played slide on in the Hour Glass. Of course, now when you think of 'Statesboro Blues,' you think of the Allman Love Her Madly - Denver - Denver version, [but] we pretty much did the same arrangement as Taj.
Foreshadow - Survival - Survival slide riffs on "Statesboro Blues" have been analyzed Boogie 2Nite (DB Boulevard Edit) - Booty Luv - Boogie 2Nite transcribed in guitar magazines     and the tones of Allman's and Dickey Betts 's guitars on the song were described by Guitar Player as among the "50 Greatest Tones of All Time.
After Allman's death in a motorcycle Statesboro Blue - The Allman Brothers Band - Brothers Of The Road (VHS) inthe performance from the Fillmore East was included on the album An Anthology.
The song was still a staple of the Allman Brothers Band's live shows in later years, with either Derek Trucks or Warren Haynes playing slide guitar. Dickey Betts also continues to play the song live. Following the death of his uncle Butch Trucks inDerek Trucks often led the Tedeschi Trucks Band in tribute performances of "Statesboro Blues", with the band onstage reduced in size to match the original Allmans lineup and Trucks facing the drum position where his uncle had played.
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