Certified Blues Lyrics

ZZ Top


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Frank Lee Beard Billy F Gibbons
album: Track 7 in album ZZ Top’s First Album
release date: 1971-1-16
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length: 3:25
bass: Dusty Hill
drums: Frank Beard
guitar: Billy Gibbons
producer: Bill Ham
lead vocals: Billy Gibbons
background vocals: Dusty Hill
writer: Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons, Bill Ham

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I woke up this mornin' with these certified blues,
they sure been stalkin' me 'round.
So down tonight I couldn't tie my shoes.
They about to drop me in the ground.

If I could shake loose I would feel so fine.
There's one thing for sure and it's on my mind.
These certified blues are gonna take their time.

I've been livin' here, way down South,
a place that I wanna stay.
Been workin' hard just to feed my mouth.
Just can keep them blues away.

There's one thing for sure and it's on my mind.
These certified blues are gonna take their time.
If I could shake loose I would feel so fine.

You say you're feelin' bad and you don't know why.
You're broke and your woman been ly'n'.
And just one thing before I'm fired,
the blues have just been certified.

If I could shake loose I would feel so fine.
There's one thing for sure and it's on my mind.
These certified blues are gonna take their time.


Track Listing

  • 1 (Somebody Else Been) Shaking Your Tree
  • 2 Brown Sugar
  • 3 Squank
  • 4 Goin’ Down to Mexico
  • 5 Old Man
  • 6 Neighbor, Neighbor
  • 7 Certified Blues
  • 8 Bedroom Thang
  • 9 Just Got Back From Baby’s
  • 10 Backdoor Love Affair