St. Louis Blues Song Lyrics

Louis Armstrong

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)


  • credits


    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
    popularity : 246 users have visited this page.
    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