Beale Street Blues Lyrics

Nat King Cole


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: William Christopher Handy, Luther Henderson
album: Track 7 in album St. Louis Blues
release date: 1958
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Pop Stage & Screen
styles: Louisiana Blues/Big Band
length: 2:56

Cover Art

Nat King Cole St. Louis Blues cover art
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If Beale Street could talk
Beale Street could talk
Married men would have to
Take their beds and walk

Except one or two
Who never drink booze
And the blind man on the corner
Who sings the Beale Street Blues

I'd rather be here
Than any place I know
I'd rather be here
Than any place I know

It's gonna take the sergeant
For to make me go

Goin' to the river
Maybe by and by
Goin' to the river
And there's a reason why

Because the river's wet
And Beale Street's done gone dry

Goin' to the river
Maybe by and by
Goin' to the river
And there's a reason why

Because the river's wet
And Beale Street's done gone dry

Because the river's wet
And Beale Street's done gone dry

Because the river's wet
And Beale Street's done gone dry


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Overture (Love Theme - Hesitating Blues)
  • 2 Harlem Blues
  • 3 Chantez Les Bas
  • 4 Friendless Blues
  • 5 Stay
  • 6 Joe Turner's Blues
  • 7 Beale Street Blues
  • 8 Careless Love
  • 9 Morning Star
  • 10 Memphis Blues
  • 11 Yellow Dog Blues
  • 12 St. Louis Blues