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Thread #104139   Message #2130467
Posted By: GUEST,Jim
21-Aug-07 - 12:41 PM
Thread Name: Happy Blues
Subject: RE: Happy Blues
Back to the topic of this discussion; I'm not sure, but I think I heard Michael Cooney sing this:

I prayed to the Lord to send me an angel down
I prayed to the Lord to send me an angel down
He must've been outa angels 'cause he sent me old Thelma Brown.

What is it makes me love that Thelma Brown?
What is it makes me love that Thelma Brown?
Must be the same old thing makes a bulldog hug a hound.

The first verse might not sound too happy, but the second one one puts me in a good mood.

In a similar vein, Lonnie Johnson sang:

What makes my Grandma love my Grandpa so?
What makes my Grandma love my Grandpa so?
He's got the same jelly-roll he had fifty years ago.

Now that's pretty happy.

Blues sure aren't all sad. A lot of blues seem to be bragging about sexual bravado:

I ain't never had no two women at one time
No, I ain't never had no two women at one time
To satisfy me takes six, seven eight or nine.