Who Sang Blues in the Night? Jimmy Witherspoon

Jimmy Witherspoon Blues for Easy Livers cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1967
Genre: Jazz Blues
producer: Peter Paul
arranger: Roger Kellaway
Some other versions of "Blues in the Night"

Lyrics
My mama done tol' me,
When I was in knee pants,
My mama done tol' me, Son!
A woman'll sweet talk
And give ya the big eye;
But when the sweet talkin's done,
A woman's a two face
A worrisome thing
Who'll leave ya t'sing
The blues in the night

Now the rain's a-fallin',
Hear the train a-callin'
Whoo-ee (my mama done tol' me)
Hear that lonesome whistle
Blowin' `cross the trestle,
Whoo-ee (my mama done tol' me)
A whoo-ee-duh-whoo-ee, ol' clickety clack's
A-echoin' back the blues in the night

The evenin' breeze'll start the trees to cryin'
And the moon'll hide its light
When you get the blues in the night

Take my word, the mockin' bird'll
Sing the saddest kind o' song
He knows things are wrong and he's right

From Natchez to Mobile,
From Memphis to St. Jo,
Wherever the four winds blow,
I been in some big towns,
An' heard me some big talk,
But there is one thing I know
A woman's a two face,
A worrisome thing
Who'll leave ya t'sing the blues in the night.

My mama was right,
There's blues in the night.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Lotus Blossom
  • 2 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
  • 3 Travellin' Light
  • 4 P.S. I Love You
  • 5 I'll Always Be in Love With You
  • 6 Don't Worry 'Bout Me
  • 7 Easy Living
  • 8 Embraceable You
  • 9 Blues in the Night
  • 10 Trouble in Mind
  • 11 How Long Will It Take to Be a Man?
  • 12 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)

  • Release information
    label: Prestige
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin