Summertime Blues

Summertime Blues

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Another strong blues lyric from @MisterGee I went for a Pinetop Perkins approach with just piano and vocal.

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Summertime Blues

Summertime and the livin’ ain’t easy
Fourteen hours a day following a plow
Summertime and my livin’ ain’t easy
Fourteen hours from dawn to dusk
Ain’t no end to my pain and misery
Hard baked soil hot hot sun

Folks say move on up to the city
Make your dreams Chicago bound
Folks tell me to move on up the Chicago
Leave this dreary sharecropping life behind
But no matter where life takes me
Dark dark evil is not too far behind

Summertime and the livin’ ain’t ‘t easy
Man not careful he’ll be prison bound
Stay away from empty roads
Stay home when the sun goes down
Some folks say that war ain’t over
Dark dark evil is not too far behind

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Folks say you make a good living in that city
Working in a factory is not following a plow
Work is hard and work is dreary
But you’re not baking under that hot hot sun
Summertime and the livin’ ain’t easy
Hard baked soil, hot hot sun

Summertime and the livin’ ain’t easy
Gonna make my dreams Chicago bound
Gonna make my dreams Chicago bound

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cindyrella's picture

I honestly never tire of a good blues song-and this is one fine blues song!

coolparadiso's picture

yeah I like good blues and this is good blues modernised a bit excellent guys