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CraigS Lyr Add: Living with the Blues (Brownie McGhee) (7) Lyr Add: LIVING WITH THE BLUES (Brownie McGhee) 12 Apr 03


I have these lyrics:
The Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry version of
       LIVING WITH THE BLUES      by Brownie McGhee

Rocks is my pillow, cold ground my bed
Blue sky is my blanket, moonlight my spread
I'm not ashamed, ain't that news, I've been living with the blues

You ever been down? - You know how I feel,
Feel like an engine, ain't got no driving wheel
I'm not ashamed, ain't that news, I've been living with the blues

Rocks have been my pillow, cold ground has been my bed
Blue skies have been my blanket, and the moonlight's been my spread

Oh,yes

You think I'm happy, you don't know my mind,
Smile on my face, but my heart's bleeding all the time
I'm not ashamed, ain't that news, I've been living with the blues

'Cause rocks have been my pillow, cold ground has even been my bed
Blue skies have been my blanket, and the moonlight's been my spread

Oh,yes

Don't believe I'm sinking, look what a hole I'm in,
Don't believe I love you, look what a fool I've been
I'm not ashamed, ain't that news, I've been living with the blues

Rocks have been my pillow, cold ground has been ol' Brownie's bed
Blue skies have been my blanket, and the moonlight's been my spread

Oh,yes

I work all summer, sleep all the fall,
Have to take my Christmas in my ol' overalls
But I'm not ashamed, ain't that news, I've been living with the blues
I'm not ashamed, oh no ,ain't that news, I've been living with the blues
Mama had 'em, my daddy had 'em too, I've been living with the blues


Rocks have been my pillow, cold ground has been ol' Brownie's bed
Blue skies have been my blanket, I've used the moonlight for my spread

You think I'm happy, you don't know my mind,
Smile on my face, but my heart's bleeding all the time
I'm not ashamed, ain't that news, I've been living with the blues
I'm not ashamed, oh no friends, ain't that a lot of news, I've been living with the blues
I'm not ashamed, deep down in my heart, ain't that news, I've been living with the blues

I know that there was an earlier version by Brownie McGhee and his Juke Block Busters - but that record walked out the door a long time ago. Anyone help?


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