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The Delta Flyers: Tunes

Had The Blues too Long

(Stevie DuPree)
December 31, 2014
DuPree, Keeley, Poole

Come on over here, woman – And smooth down my hair

Help me over yonder then – So I can sit down in my chair

Today I worked my fingers to the bone – For fifty dollars pay

There’s something on my mind now – Something I want to say

 

Lord, I’ve had the blues too long

I’ve had the blues way too long for one man

I’m gonna take myself some comfort, Mama

What ever way I can

 

Ain’t enough money in my pocket – To buy my evening meal

Can’t no one look me in the eye – And not know the way I feel

I’m gonna sit back, sip that wine – And let it run all through my head

Then you can pull the curtains, woman – And help me to my bed

 

Lord, I’ve had the blues too long

I’ve had the blues way too long for one man

I’m gonna take myself some comfort, Mama

What ever way I can

 

I got holes in my confidence – And holes in my shoes

Never had nothing better – Never had the chance to choose

Like a broke down jalopy – Left sittin’ out all alone

I was bound for a hard life – Bound to weep and moan

 

Lord, I’ve had the blues too long

I’ve had the blues way too long for one man

I’m gonna take myself some comfort, Mama

What ever way I can