Mudcat Café message #744193 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #41868   Message #744193
Posted By: Mark Clark
08-Jul-02 - 01:26 AM
Thread Name: Best BLUES lines
Subject: RE: Best BLUES lines
I always liked one of Furry Lewis' lines:

There's only three women I ever loved in my life, (2)
My mother, my sister, my girlfriend and my wife.

And I think it was Junior Wells who used to sing:

People come and ask me, how does a poor man do, (2)
Sews patches on his clothes, stuffs newspaper down in his shoes.

Brownie McGhee's “Pawnshop Blues” included the line:

I asked the pawnshop man what're those three balls doin' on the wall, (2)
He said “I'll bet you two to one buddy, you won't get your stuff out of here at all.”

      - Mark