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Thread #64986 Message #1067320
Posted By: Jim Dixon
07-Dec-03 - 01:34 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Empty Pocket Blues (Hays, Seeger, others)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: empty pocket blues by pete seeger
There was another thread about the Seeger/Hays song: Lyr Req: Empty Pocket Blues
The following seems to be a different song, but it may be of interest to somebody. Transcribed from a sound sample:
EMPTY POCKET BLUESI also found these interesting titles:
As sung by Joe Turner, a.k.a. Big Joe Turner, 1946 or '47.
...ever'thing was goin' all right.
Yes, I used to be lucky. Ever'thing was goin' all right.
But bad luck overtaken me. Jack, I really got the blues tonight.
Ever'body's cryin' "Mercy!" -- Tell me what mercy means....
Empty Apartment Blues
Empty Arms Blues
Empty Ballroom Blues
Empty Band Blues
Empty Bed Blues
Empty Bed Room Blues
Empty Bottle Blues
Empty Cellar Blues
Empty Club Blues
Empty House Blues
Empty Penthouse Blues
Empty Pocket Broken Hearted Blues
Empty Room Blues
Empty Stocking Blues