Blues The Music

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Blues The Music

Poem by: Graeme Montrose

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Genre: Poetry

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Summary

A blues poem about that ole late night club

Summary

A blues poem about that ole late night club

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Submitted: July 05, 2010

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Submitted: July 05, 2010

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Blues The Music
 
I wandered down that old side street
Neon light to light my way
 
Blues the music playing there
Blues the colour of my heart
 
Old slouched hat and worn out shoes
Old man plays the blues
 
Blues the music playing here
Backstreet club cigarette smoke
 
Sonny blows that magic harp
Bobby sings dem blues
 
Blues the music playing here
Sitting on that wooden stool
 
Blues the colour of my soul
Late nightclub flickering light
 
Blues the music playing here
Whisky glass and billiard cue
 
Bessie sings those songs I love
Bottleneck and that ole harp
 
Blues the music playing here
Basement room spiral stairs
 
Sonny Boy wails them railroad blues
Little Walter hits dem notes
 
Blues the music playing here
Aint never going leave
 
Robert Johnson ‘Crossroad’ blues
Hellhound on my trail
 
Blues the music playing here
Sign the dotted line
 
Tequila shots in darkened room
Tears flow - life’s rough spot
 
Blues the music playing here
Johnny Winter makes dem weep
 
I ain’t no colour just a white
Yet blues runs through ma veins
 
Blues the music playing here
That slide it really talks
 
Fight breaks out tables smashed
Albert King just plays along
 
Blues the music playing here
My Southern Comfort’s gone
 
Blues the music that I love
Mayhall’s Bluesbreakers play tonight
 
Blues the music playing here
B B King and Peter Green
 
Time moves on weeks spin by
Otis Rush he fingerpicks
 
Blues the music playing here
Ole Jack Daniels always near
 
Old bedsit wooden cot
Lonely night I cry to sleep
 
Blues the music playing here
Tears the lubricant
 
Janis cries a little longer
Hearts in pieces every night
 
Blues the music playing here
Billie Holliday gives her all
 
Ball and Chain is not the option
Pearl, cries out her heart
 
Blues the music playing here
John Lee Hooker - Bessie Smith
 
Captain’s harp and Ry’s ole guitar
‘Safe as Milk’ for sure
 
Blues the music playing here
Tears a way of life
 
Empty bed and bottles too
All but daily fare
 
Blues the music playing here
Sorrow, my dear friend
 
Gravel voice and bottleneck
My broken heart does bleed
 
Blues the music playing here
My heart is pierced anew
 
Gimme dat harp boy
Here dem notes a’ blow
 
Blues the music playing here
Blues is what you feel
 
Jeremy plays some Elmore James
Hear that guitar weep
 
Blues the music playing here
Backstreet club cigarette smoke
 


© Copyright 2016 Graeme Montrose. All rights reserved.

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