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best couplet in all the blues?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by hepular, Jul 25, 2020.

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    again, i'm pretty sure Feather wrote it FOR King specifically, so yeah . ..
     
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    Mose Allison is not known as a blues artist but "Your Mind is on Vacation" is basically a blues song.

    "If silence was golden, you couldn't raise a dime"

    "If talk was criminal, you'd lead a life of crime"

    "Because your mind is on vacation and your mouth is
    Working overtime"
     
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    You say you love me darling
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    cool. I could just about swear i read in a liner note or book the other! Thanks

    but wikiP sez:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Blue_Can_You_Get



    "How Blue Can You Get" (alternatively "Downhearted") is a blues song first recorded by Johnny Moore's Three Blazers in 1949. It is a slow twelve-bar blues that jazz critic Leonard Feather and his wife, Jane Feather, are credited with writing.[1] The song has been recorded by several blues and other artists. In 1964, it was a hit for B.B. King and became a staple of his live shows.
     
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    Blind Boy Fuller; Pistol Slapper Blues
    'You didn't say you didn't love me,
    while you were stretched out across my bed,
    drinking moonshine whisky and talking all out of your head'
     
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    Not standard 12-bar blues, but great couplet.

    "Sometimes I lives in the country, sometimes I lives in town
    Sometimes I have a great notion to jump into the river and drown"

    - Goodnight Irene
     
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