Bb King Why I Sing The Blues lyrics

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B.B. King Bb King Why I Sing The Blues Lyrics
Everybody wants to know
Why i sing the blues
Yes, i say everybody wanna know
Why i sing the blues
Well, i`ve been around a long time
I really have paid my dues

When i first got the blues
They brought me over on a ship
Men were standing over me
And a lot more with a whip
And everybody wanna know
Why i sing the blues
Well, i`ve been around a long time
Mm, i`ve really paid my dues

I`ve laid in a ghetto flat
Cold and numb
I heard the rats tell the bedbugs
To give the roaches some
Everybody wanna know
Why i`m singing the blues
Yes, i`ve been around a long time
People, i`ve paid my dues

I stood in line
Down at the county hall
I heard a man say, "we`re gonna build
Some new apartments for y`all"
And everybody wanna know
Yes, they wanna know
Why i`m singing the blues
Yes, i`ve been around a long, long time
Yes, i`ve really, really paid my dues

Now i`m gonna play lucille.

My kid`s gonna grow up
Gonna grow up to be a fool
`cause they ain`t got no more room
No more room for him in school
And everybody wanna know
Everybody wanna know
Why i`m singing the blues
I say i`ve been around a long time
Yes, i`ve really paid some dues

Yeah, you know the company told me
Guess you`re born to lose
Everybody around me, people
It seems like everybody got the blues
But i had `em a long time
I`ve really, really paid my dues
You know i ain`t ashamed of it, people
I just love to sing my blues

I walk through the cities, people
On my bare feet
I had a fill of catfish and chitterlings
Up in downbill street
You know i`m singing the blues
Yes, i really
I just have to sing my blues
I`ve been around a long time
People, i`ve really, really paid my dues

Now father time is catching up with me
Gone is my youth
I look in the mirror everyday
And let it tell me the truth
I`m singing the blues
Mm, i just have to sing the blues
I`ve been around a long time
Yes, yes, i`ve really paid some dues

Yeah, they told me everything
Would be better out in the country
Everything was fine
I caught me a bus uptown, baby
And every people, all the people
Got the same trouble as mine
I got the blues, huh huh
I say i`ve been around a long time
I`ve really paid some dues

One more time, fellows!

Blind man on the corner
Begging for a dime
The rollers come and caught him
And throw him in the jail for a crime
I got the blues
Mm, i`m singing my blues
I`ve been around a long time
Mm, i`ve really paid some dues

Can we do just one more?

Oh i thought i`d go down to the welfare
To get myself some grits and stuff
But a lady stand up and she said
"you haven`t been around long enough"
That`s why i got the blues
Mm, the blues
I say, i`ve been around a long time
I`ve really, really paid my dues

Fellows, tell them one more time.

Ha, ha, ha. that`s all right, fellows.
Yeah!



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Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Songwriters: B.B. KING, DAVE CLARK

Album: Anthology: Sound+Vision [2 CD & DVD]




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