Eric Clapton & Stevie Ray Vaughan Stun Detroit With ’90 “Before You Accuse Me” Performance

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The Surprise Of A Lifetime

Just 5 months before Stevie’s untimely and unfortunate death, on April 15, 1990, Eric Clapton surprised thousands of Detroit fans with the iconic and distinct blues of the great SRV. The two of these legends jam out to Bo Diddly’s tune “Before You Accuse Me,” and it’s absolutely magical.

“Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself, before you accuse me, take a look at yourself. Well now you say I’ve been runnin’ around, but you got somebody else…”

Although we could not find the footage of this unforgettable performance, the audio manages to suffice as you can tell when Stevie is playing without any doubt; only he could play the guitar so recognizably

Interesting Fact: Clapton used to perform this song in his early days with The Yardbirds. He never considered putting it on a record until guitarist Robert Cray and drummer Jim Keltner started jamming on the tune one day in the studio during the Journeyman sessions.

Raising absolute hell in Detroit, great buddies Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan use every ounce of talent they possess to put on the show of a lifetime for these fans. The only better gift would be to see this happy, beautiful men enjoy themselves on stage… RIP Stevie…

+ Before You Accuse Me +

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
You say I’ve been spendin’ my money on other women
But you’ve been runnin’ with somebody else

I called your mama ’bout three or four nights ago
I called your mama ’bout three or four nights ago
Well your mother said ‘son,
Don’t call my daughter no more’

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
Well now you say I’ve been runnin’ around
But you got somebody else

Come on back home baby, try my love one more time
Come on back home baby, try my love one more time
Well now you’ve been gone away so long
I’m gonna lose my mind

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
Well now you say I’ve been buyin’ other women clothes
You’ve been taking money from somebody else

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