Why I Sing the Blues

B.B. King

credits


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: B.b. King, Dave Clark
album: Track 10 in album Live & Well
release date: 1969
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Album Information

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

Cover Art

B.B. King Live & Well cover art

Lyrics

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Everybody wants to know
Yes, I say everybody wanna know
Well, I've been around a long time

They brought me over on a ship
And a lot more with a whip
Why I sing the blues
Mm, I've really paid my dues
I've laid in a ghetto flat
I heard the rats tell the bedbugs
Everybody wanna know
Yes, I've been around a long time

Down at the County Hall
Some new apartments for y'all"
Yes, they wanna know
Yes, I've been around a long, long time


Gonna grow up to be a fool
No more room for him in school
Everybody wanna know
I say I've been around a long time

Guess you're born to lose
It seems like everybody got the blues
I've really, really paid my dues
I just love to sing my blues
I walk through the cities, people
I had a fill of catfish and chitterlings
You know I'm singing the blues
I just have to sing my blues
People, I've really, really paid my dues
Now Father Time is catching up with me
I look in the mirror everyday
I'm singing the blues
I've been around a long time

Would be better out in the country
I caught me a bus uptown, baby
Got the same trouble as mine
I say I've been around a long time


Begging for a dime
And throw him in the jail for a crime
Mm, I'm singing my blues
Mm, I've really paid some dues
Can we do just one more?
Oh I thought I'd go down to the welfare
But a lady stand up and she said
That's why I got the blues
I say, I've been around a long time


Yeah!

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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