"Help Me" is a blues standard first recorded by Sonny Boy Williamson II in 1963. The song, a mid-tempo twelve-bar blues, is credited to Williamson, Willie Dixon, and Ralph Bass and is based on the 1962 instrumental hit "Green Onions" by Booker T. and the MGs. "Help Me" became a hit in 1963 and reached #24 in the Billboard R&B chart. The song was later included on the 1966 Williamson compilation More Folk Blues (Chess 1509). In 1987, "Help Me" was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in the "Classics of Blues Recordings" category. The song is featured on many Sonny Boy Williamson greatest hits albums including His Best.
In the media
Sonny Boy Williamson's "Help Me" was featured in the movie Secondhand Lions.