Nat King Cole - Beale Street Blues Lyrics

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


  • Credits
    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 : 62 users have visited this page.
    genres: Jazz Pop Stage & Screen
    styles: Louisiana Blues/Big Band
    length: 2:56
    Album Information
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin