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Thread #18289   Message #180675
Posted By: GUEST,Steve Latimer
18-Feb-00 - 10:32 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Downhearted Blues (B B King)
Subject: Lyr Add: DOWN HEARTED (from B. B. King)
Got these lyrics from Harry's Blues page, a great blues resource. This is one of B.B.'s best. If you're just getting into the blues, I'd strongly suggest you seek out some Muddy Waters, Albert King and Little Walter as a starting point.

DOWN HEARTED
recording of probably 1962
from Blues in My Heart (Crown CLP-5309) & Heart Full of Blues (United 7703), copyright notice

I've been down hearted ever since the day we met.
Baby, I've been down hearted ever since the day we met.
I've been loving nothing but the blues, baby. How blue can you get?

My love burned like a fire. Your love burned like a cigarette.
Yes, my love burned like a fire. Your love burned like a cigarette.
Yes, I've seen you put it down and crush it, baby. How blue can you get?

Oh, you're evil when I'm with you, baby, and you're jealous when we're apart.
Yes, you're evil when I'm with you, baby, and you're jealous when we're apart.
How blue can you get, baby? The answer's right here in my heart.

I gave you a brand new Ford, but you said, "I want a Cadillac."
I bought you a ten-dollar dinner and you said, "Thanks for the snack."
I let you live in my penthouse. You said it just a shack.

I gave seven children and now you wanna give them back.
I said, I've been down hearted, baby, ever since the day we met.
I've been loving nothing but the blues. Tell me how blue can you get?