Great versions of “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean” (videos)


Along with “Matchbox”, “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean” is Blind Lemon Jefferson’s best known song. This is a day to remember & listen to BLJ, but also to his songs interpreted by others.


“See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”
Single by Blind Lemon Jefferson
B-side “Where Shall I Be”
Released 1927
Format 10″ 78 rpm record
Recorded October 1927
Genre Blues
Length 2:54
Label Paramount (Cat. no. 12585)
Writer(s) Blind Lemon Jefferson


Here are BLJ & some fine versions of by other artists.

Blind Lemon Jefferson:

Bob Dylan – from his debut album:

Bob Dylan – Live 1962:

Lou Reed – 12min version:

B.B. King – Live at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011:

Mavis Staples:

Grateful Dead – Live at the Matrix 1966:

The Dream Syndicate (live):

Lightnin’ Hopkins:

The Staple Singers: