Why I Sing the Blues Song Lyrics

B.B. King

B.B. King Live & Well cover art
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Everybody wants to know
Why I sing the blues
Yes, I say everybody wanna know
Why I sing the blues
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

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Don't Answer the Door
  • 2 Just a Little Love
  • 3 My Mood
  • 4 Sweet Little Angel
  • 5 Please Accept My Love
  • 6 I Want You So Bad
  • 7 Friends
  • 8 Get Off My Back Woman
  • 9 Let's Get Down to Business
  • 10 Why I Sing the Blues


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: B.b. King, Dave Clark
    album: Track 10 in album Live & Well
    release date: 1969
    popularity : 77 users have visited this page.

    Album Information

    label: Bluesway
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin