01 Heartbroke Blues
Chorus:

You won't know until you got 'em
About the Heartbroke Blues. X2

You got nothing left to win.
Nothing left to lose.

Chorus:

You're gonna know them when you got 'em
You got the Heartbroke Blues. X2

You got nothing left to win...
Nothing left to lose.

Repeat...

Your woman knows you've been a sinner
You got the Heartbroke Blues
You find your billfold's getting thinner
You got the Heartbroke Blues
You know you'll never be a winner
Nothing left to lose.

When your good life has all flown
You got the Heartbroke Blues
And all you do is weep and moan
You got the Heartbroke Blues
Because you're feeling so alone
Nothing left to lose.

There's gonna come a time
You got the Heartbroke Blues
When you're spending your last dime
You got the Heartbroke Blues
And ev'ry day's a hill to climb
Nothing left to lose.
02 Walk Away
V1
I may not have The Blues tomorrow
I surely got The Blues today
Don’t sit and grieve
You’d better take your leave
You just gotta walk away.

Chorus

You gotta walk away
You gotta walk away
When the loving’s gone, it’s time for moving on
You just gotta walk away.

V2
I may not have The Blues forever
I surely got The Blues today
Don’t think twice,
Just take your own advice
You know it’s time to walk away

Chorus

You gotta walk away
You gotta walk away
When the loving’s gone, it’s time for moving on
You just gotta walk away.

V3
I didn’t have The Blues last Summer
I surely got The Blues today
Don’t you treat her mean,
Just keep the parting clean
You know you gotta walk away.

Chorus

You gotta walk away
You gotta walk away
When the loving’s gone, it’s time for moving on
You just gotta walk away.

You gotta walk away
You know you gotta walk away
Said when the loving’s gone, it’s time for moving on
You just gotta walk away.
03 Seasick Blues
V1
Well I know I ain't seasick
But I'm feeling so strange.
I been feeling so fretful,
I been feeling deranged.
Well I gotta get my head now,
Completely rearranged.

V2
Well I know I ain't seasick
But I'm feeling run down.
I been feeling so hazy,
I been turning around.
My life is going down the tubes now
Feels like I'm starting to drown.

Chorus:
Just let me be seasick,
That's what I need to be.
Won't you let me be seasick
That's what I need to be.
Well if I could be seasick
I b'lieve the Blues would let me be.

V3
Well I know I ain't seasick
But I'm feeling bemused.
I been feeling so dizzy,
I been feeling confused.
I know I'll never be a winner,
If I play the Blues.

V4
Well I know I ain't seasick
But I'm feelin' oo-ee!
I don't know if I'm crazy,
Or what's the matter with me.
But if I could just be seasick
I b'lieve the Blues would set me free.

Chorus: Just let me.... (Repeat)
04 Waiting For The Crunch To Come
V1:
I got me a place to call my own
A house with a mortgage on.
All it takes is a letter from the bank
And she'll be gone.

Refrain:
I'm livin' through days
That ain't much fun.
Just sitting here waiting
For the crunch to come.

V2:
I got me a pretty mama,
I love her with her blue jeans on.
If I don't make the bucks to match her looks,
She'll be gone.

Refrain:
I'm livin' through days
That ain't much fun.
Just sitting here waiting
For the crunch to come.

V3:
I got me a brand new Mustang
Man, you oughta hear her run.
Just one visit from the repo man,
And she'll be gone.

Refrain:

V4:
I got me a job with a medical plan
That I'm relying on.
If my sales plan don't please the man
Then she'll be gone.

Refrain:

V5:
I found my daddy's 45:
Feels like it weighs about half a ton.
If I eat that steel for my final meal
My troubles will be gone...

Refrain:
Repeat and fade on: "Sitting here waiting for the crunch to come..."
05 Black And White
You don’t know when you’re happy if you’ve never been really down.
Don’t know when to wear a smile if you’ve never worn a frown.
I guess I’ve seen my whole life through in different shades of grey,
Feeling high and feeling low: it’s always been that way.

Well I’ve been wrong and I’ve been right
I’ve been dark and I’ve been light
I’ve felt old and I’ve felt new
I’ve been black and I’ve been Blue
That’s the way it goes…
Brother let me put you right
Cos the Blues ain’t always Black and White.

I’ve seen the depths, I’ve seen the heights
I’ve been let loose and wound up tight
I’ve been lost and I’ve been found
I’ve been stood up, I’ve been put down
That’s the way it goes…
Brother let me put you right
Cos the Blues ain’t always Black and White.

You don’t know when you feel good if you’ve never been really sad.
Don’t appreciate the good times if you’ve never had it bad.
You can look back on your life and see so many ups and downs.
Some days you know it seemed so dark, but sunshine came around.

SOLO:


Some days you had a song to sing: some nights you moaned and wept.
Some days you couldn’t stay awake: some nights you never slept.
Well, don’t ask me for my advice: I don’t have much to say
‘Cept laugh and cry will come around and night will follow day.

I’ve had the Blues: I’ve had delights.
I’ve had hot love and had cold nights
I’ve had ways and I’ve had means
Held onto deuces - thrown in queens
That’s the way it goes…
Brother let me put you right
Cos the Blues ain’t always Black and White.

I’ve had some friends: I’ve had some fights
I’ve seen good love walk out of sight
I’ve had pork and I’ve had beans
I’ve had grits and I’ve had greens
That’s the way it goes…
Brother let me put you right
Cos the Blues ain’t always Black and White.

06 Sourmash Blues
Chorus:
Lordy - Lordy - Me oh my - Oh my!
Won’t somebody tell me why, oh why?
Why did I ever think, when I was deep in drink
That whiskey would get me by?

Lordy – Lordy _ Amen, Amen.
Won’t somebody tell me when oh when
When did I ever think, when I was deep in drink
That I’d never go do it again?

V1:
George A. Dickel got me in a pickle.
Gentleman Jack put me on my back.

On JD Green Label I was under the table,
Maker’s Mark left me in the dark.

Chorus:
Lordy - Lordy - etc

V2:
Woodford Reserve made me lose my nerve.
Old Jim Beam kept me off of the team.

Drinking Tennessee whiskey never made me feel frisky.
And drinkin’ straight Bourbon only put a curb on my day...

Chorus:
Lordy - Lordy – etc.

Coda:
I got the Sour Mash Blues
I’ve got the bottle to my lip.
I got the Sour Mash Blues
I’ve got the bottle to my lip.
I’m gonna give it up tomorrow
Just let me take another sip.
07 Walk In These Shoes
Walk in These Shoes

Chorus:
There ain’t no choice, I gotta walk
Walk around in these old shoes.

There ain’t no choice, I gotta walk
Walk around in these old shoes.
If I had my druthers,
Would they be the ones I’d choose?

V1
You know I stumble when I walk
I mumble when I talk
I can forget the simplest word
Just getting old is so absurd,
Am I wearing out my soul
In these old man’s shoes?
Am I wearing out my soul
In these old man’s shoes?

Chorus:
Well there ain’t no choice, I gotta walk
Walk around in these old shoes.

There ain’t no choice, I gotta walk
Walk around in these old shoes.
If I had my druthers,
Would they be the ones I’d choose?

Solo

Chorus:
Well there ain’t no choice, I gotta walk
Walk around in these old shoes.

There ain’t no choice, I gotta walk
Walk around in these old shoes.
If I had my druthers,
Would they be the ones I’d choose?

V2
Reduced to talkin’ bout my ills
I spend my mornings counting pills
Supposed to fix my aches and pains
They don’t do nothin’ for my brains
I’m wearing out my soul
In these old man’s shoes?
Am I wearing out my soul
In these old man’s shoes?

Chorus:
Well there ain’t no choice, I gotta walk
Walk around in these old shoes.

Said there ain’t no choice, I gotta walk
Walk around in these old shoes.
If I had my druthers,
Would they be the ones I’d choose?

V4
Now my physique is so antique
I only run to take a leak
I can’t read nothing without specs
You have to phone me: don’t send texts.
Am I wearing out my soul
In these old man’s shoes?
Am I wearing out my soul
In these old man’s shoes?

There ain’t no choice, I gotta walk
Walk around in these old shoes.

There ain’t no choice, I gotta walk
Walk around in these old shoes.
If I had my druthers,
Would they be the ones I’d choose?
08 River Of Love
Take me down to the water’s edge
Lay me down upon a shallow ledge
Push my head under
The water from above.
Let me close my eyes
Baptise me in your river of love.

I used to feel anger
And I used to feel pain
Now I wanna feel the love
Flowing through me again
So when my head is under
Wash my sins away.
Refresh me with a brand new day.

Take me down to the water’s edge
Lay me down upon a shallow ledge
Push my head under
The water from above.
Let me close my eyes
Baptise me in your river of love.

I’ve seen the light
I’ve seen the error of my ways
I ain’t never going back to my bad old days
I’ve had a change of heart
Brought on by you know who
Don'tcha know I’m talkin’ ‘bout you.
09 Wise To Your Lies
V1
Tell me why you’re smiling
When the smile don’t reach your eyes.

Tell me why betrayal
Don’t come as no surprise – no surprise.

V2
Tell me why you’re sleeping
When the sun is in the skies.

Tell me why rejection
Don’t come as no surprise – no surprise.

V3
Tell me why my happiness
Is just a thin disguise.

Tell me why suspicion
Don’t come as no surprise – no surprise.

Chorus
You know we’re going nowhere
‘Cos neither of us tries.
You think you got one over,
Well try this on for size…
‘Cos woman I got wise
Woman I got wise
Woman I got wise – to your lies.

Solo

Chorus: x2

Repeat/Fade on: ‘Woman I got wise to your lies.’
10 Can You Get The Blues
Well, can you get the Blues in Chicago?
You can get them if you try.
Just take your feet to North Clark Street:
The hours go rolling by.

Well, can you get the Blues in Memphis?
You can get them if you try.
The King’s Patio is the place to go:
The hours go rolling by.

Well can you get the Blues in San Fran?
You can get them if you try…
They said Lou’s Blues is the place to choose:
The hours go rolling by.

But the American Dream ain’t what it seems
With the water closing over your head.
When nobody cares if you sink or swim,
If you’re alive or if you’re dead!

Solo

Can you still get the Blues in Chicago?
You really have to try…
I found ‘Legends’ was closed for a corporate event:
The doorman just said, ‘Goodbye!’

Can you still get the Blues in Memphis?
You really have to try…
I paid my bracelet dues, but at the House of Blues
They said, ‘We don’t subscribe! Bye, bye!’

Can you still get the Blues in San Fran?
You really have to try…
There was no live music on at Lou’s Blues
I felt like I could cry.

Can you still get the Blues in New Orleans?
You can get them if you try.
If you find a Snug Harbor on Frenchmen Street
You know you’re home and dry!

But the American Dream ain’t what it seems
With the water closing over your head.
When nobody cares if you sink or swim,
If you’re alive or if you’re dead!
11 Redheaded Woman
V1 Red-headed woman:
She’s your heart’s desire. (X2)

Leave your body weak
And your brain on fire.

V2 Red-headed woman
Give you all you need. (X2)

Take away your soul
She’ll make you beg and plead.

Chorus:
She can make you moan: she can buckle your knees
Make you say, “No, Ma’am.” Make you say, “Yes, please!”
Make you run for the door: make you take to your bed
Stab you through the heart: kick you in the head.
Let her do anything
If her hair is red.

SOLO:

V3 Red-headed woman
Like a hurricane. (X2)

She can squeeze you dry
And set you off again.

V4 Red-headed woman
Make you feel complete. (X2)

She gonna take you in
Then put you on the street.

Chorus:
She can make you moan: she can buckle your knees
Make you say, “No, Ma’am.” Make you say, “Yes, please!”
Make you run for the door: make you take to your bed
Stab you through the heart: kick you in the head.
Let her do anything
If her hair is red.

V5 Red-headed woman
Look inside your mind. (X2)

You can never be sure
What you‘ll let her find.

V6 Red-headed woman
Play you like a song. (X2)

Make you think it last forever,
But it won’t last long.
12 Show Me A Woman
V1
Show me a woman
And I’ll show you the Blues (X2)
She will tear your heart out slowly
But she is still the one you choose.

V2
Show me a woman
And I’ll show you despair (X2)
You can give her all your money
And she will act like she don’t care.

Chorus
A woman brings the sunshine – make you jump and shout.
A woman brings the rain – brings the dark clouds out.
You can’t live with her – can’t live without.

Solo

V3
Show me a woman
I’ll show you a broken heart (X2)
She’ll put you back togetherThen she will tear you all apart.

V4
Show me a woman
And I’ll show you misery (X2)
You say you’ll quit her gladly
But you know you’ll never break free.

Chorus: (X2)
13 The Day I Quit You
V1
The day I quit you Babe
I’m gonna need a walking cane
The day I quit you Babe
I’m gonna need a walking cane
If I ever leave your sweet love
You know I’ll be insane.


V2
The day I quit you Babe
I’m gonna need a zimmer frame.
The day I quit you Babe
I’m gonna need a zimmer frame.
If I ever leave your sweet love
Nothing would be the same.


CHORUS
Got your sweet love in the morning
Got your love at night.
Got your sweet love in the morning
Got your love at night.
If I know I got your sweet love
Makes me feel so right.

V3
The day I quit you Babe
You better go and dig my grave.
The day I quit you Babe
You better go and dig my grave.
If I ever leave your sweet love
Won’t be nothing left to save.
14 So Many Times
V1
So many times I met the Blues
He came and took me by the hand. X2

I didn't know where we were going.
I didn't know what he had planned.

V2
So many times I met the Blues
When he just took me by surprise. X2

He made me feel so sad and low down
I felt the teardrops in my eyes.

V3
So many times I met the Blues
I never knew when he would show. X2

He just came up right out of nowhere.
I never guessed he'd hurt me so. Solo x24. To CHORUS

V4
So many times I met the Blues
Just waiting for me round a bend. X2

To tell me that my woman's faithless;
My happy days were at an end.

Chorus: ...X3
Mister Blues please let me be now.
I just can't take the hurt you send. X2

Don't need you hanging round my doorway.
Why don't you find another friend?
15 All Gods Children
V1
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 – all God’s children gonna go to Heaven
But I don’t believe I’m gonna be with them
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 – I don’t believe I’ll ever see the pearly gates
Or St Peter write my name in his book with a golden pen.

Chorus:
Why, oh why, don’t I wear my heart on my sleeve?
Why, oh why, don’t I cry and grieve because I don’t believe?

V2
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 – You can scatter my ashes on a street car line
Cos I won’t care ‘bout anything by then
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 – Oh when the saints go marching in
I don’t believe I’ll be along with them.

Chorus: …

V3
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 – If all God’s children gonna go to Heaven
I can’t believe I’m gonna be with them.
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 – All God’s children gotta think for themselves
And you can believe what you wanna believe, my friend!

Chorus: …
Repeat first half of V1…
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