B B King "Why i sing the blues" lyrics


  • Why I sing the blues 

    b b king why i sing the blues lyrics

     

     

  • Well, I've been around a long time
  • I really have paid my dues
  • When I first got the blues
  • They brought me over on a ship
  • Men were standing over me
  • And a lot more with a whip
  • And everybody wanna know
  • Why I sing the blues
  • Well, I've been around a long time
  • Mm, I've really paid my dues
  • I've laid in a ghetto flat
  • Cold and numb
  • I heard the rats tell the bedbugs
  • To give the roaches some
  • Everybody wanna know
  • Why I'm singing the blues
  • Yes, I've been around a long time
  • People, I've paid my dues
  • I stood in line
  • Down at the County Hall
  • I heard a man say, "We're gonna build
  • Some new apartments for y'all"
  • And everybody wanna know
  • Yes, they wanna know
  • Why I'm singing the blues
  • Yes, I've been around a long, long time
  • Yes, I've really, really paid my dues
  • Now I'm gonna play Lucille.
  • My kid's gonna grow up
  • Gonna grow up to be a fool
  • 'Cause they ain't got no more room
  • No more room for him in school
  • And everybody wanna know
  • Everybody wanna know
  • Why I'm singing the blues
  • I say I've been around a long time
  • Yes, I've really paid some dues
  • Yeah, you know the company told me
  • Guess you're born to lose
  • Everybody around me, people
  • It seems like everybody got the blues
  • But I had 'em a long time
  • I've really, really paid my dues
  • You know I ain't ashamed of it, people
  • I just love to sing my blues
  • I walk through the cities, people
  • On my bare feet
  • I had a fill of catfish and chitterlings
  • Up in Downbill Street
  • You know I'm singing the blues
  • Yes, I really
  • I just have to sing my blues
  • I've been around a long time
  • People, I've really, really paid my dues
  • Now Father Time is catching up with me
  • Gone is my youth
  • I look in the mirror everyday
  • And let it tell me the truth
  • I'm singing the blues
  • Mm, I just have to sing the blues
  • I've been around a long time
  • Yes, yes, I've really paid some dues
  • Yeah, they told me everything
  • Would be better out in the country
  • Everything was fine
  • I caught me a bus uptown, baby
  • And every people, all the people
  • Got the same trouble as mine
  • I got the blues, huh huh
  • I say I've been around a long time
  • I've really paid some dues
  • One more time, fellows!
  • Blind man on the corner
  • Begging for a dime
  • The rollers come and caught him
  • And throw him in the jail for a crime
  • I got the blues
  • Mm, I'm singing my blues
  • I've been around a long time
  • Mm, I've really paid some dues
  • Can we do just one more?
  • Oh I thought I'd go down to the welfare
  • To get myself some grits and stuff
  • But a lady stand up and she said
  • You haven't been around long enough
  • That's why I got the blues
  • Mm, the blues
  • I say, I've been around a long time
  • I've really, really paid my dues
  • Fellows, tell them one more time.
  • Ha, ha, ha. That's all right, fellows.
  • Yeah!
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