St. Louis Blues Song Lyrics

Louis Armstrong


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Cecil Mack, James P. Johnson
album: Track 1 in album Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy
release date: 1954
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genres: Jazz Blues
styles: Dixieland
length: 8:53
drums: Barrett Deems
piano: Billy Kyle
vocal: Velma Middleton and Louis Armstrong
trumpet: Louis Armstrong
double bass: Arvell Shaw
clarinet: Barney Bigard
trombone: Trummy Young
composer: William Christopher Handy
lyricist: William Christopher Handy

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy cover art


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I hate to see de evenin' sun go down,
Hate to see de evenin' sun go down
'Cause ma baby, he done lef' dis town.
Feelin' tomorrow like I feel today,
Feel tomorrow like I feel today,
I'll pack my trunk, make ma git away.

Saint Louis woman wid her diamon' rings
Pulls dat man 'roun' by her apron strings.
'Twant for powder an' for store-bought hair,
De man ah love would not gone nowhere, nowhere.
Got de Saint Louis Blues jes as blue as ah can be.
That man got a heart lak a rock cast in the sea.

Or else he wouldn't have gone so far from me. Doggone it!


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 St. Louis Blues
  • 2 Yellow Dog Blues
  • 3 Loveless Love
  • 4 Aunt Hagar's Blues
  • 5 Long Gone (From Bowlin’ Green)
  • 6 The Memphis Blues (or, Mister Crump)
  • 7 Beale Street Blues
  • 8 Ole Miss
  • 9 Chantez-les bas (Sing 'Em Low)
  • 10 Hesitating Blues
  • 11 Atlanta Blues (Make Me One Pallet on Your Floor)