Blues Ain't Nothin' Else But

Original Text: 
Anna Stong Bourgeois, ed., Blueswomen: Profiles and Lyrics, 1920-1945 (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 1996): 36. Music Library ML 54.6 B79B6.
1Oh, the blues ain't nothin' but your lover on your mind.
2Oh, the blues ain't nothin' but your lover on your mind.
3The man that keeps you worryin' and always cryin'.
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5Oh, the blues ain't nothin' but a good woman wanting to see her man.
6Oh, the blues ain't nothin' but a good woman wanting to see her man.
7Can't get him when she wants him, got to get him when she can.
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9Oh, the blues ain't nothin' but a slow achin' heart disease.
10Oh, the blues ain't nothin' but a slow achin' heart disease.
11Just like consumption, it kills you by degree.
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13Oh, the blues ain't nothin' but a woman that cries night and day.
14Oh, the blues ain't nothin' but a woman that cries night and day.
15Cryin' about her lover another woman took away.
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17Oh, papa, papa, papa, mama's done gone mad.
18Oh, papa, papa, papa, mama's done gone mad.
19Oh, the blues ain't nothin' but a good woman feelin' bad.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2009
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