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Thread #162644   Message #3875975
Posted By: Jim Dixon
08-Sep-17 - 05:40 PM
Thread Name: Blue Velvet Band-songs with clothing in title
Subject: Lyr Add: BELL BOTTOM BLUES (Teresa Brewer)
GUEST,Richard might have had Eric Clapton's song in mind when he mentioned BELL BOTTOM BLUES, but I found this when looking it up:

Words by Hal David; music by Leon Carr, 1953.
As recorded by Teresa Brewer, 1953.

I got the bell-bottom blues 'cause my sweetie is a sailor
And he's sailin' somewhere on the sea.
I got the bell-bottom blues 'cause I'm crazy 'bout a sailor
And I don't know when he's comin' back to me.

I shake my head and refuse when the fellers come a-callin'
And they want to take me on a date.
I got the bell-bottom blues; while the other gals are fallin',
I just sit around the livin' room and wait.

I wonder if he's lookin' at the same moon I'm lookin' at,
Ev'ry night I'm lookin' at the moon.
I know if he's prayin' for the same thing I'm prayin' for,
We'll be together soon.

I got the bell-bottom blues just a-waitin' for a letter.
Heaven knows I'm lonely as can be.
I got the bell-bottom blues and I won't be feelin' better
Till my sailor boy comes sailin' home to me.

[Also recorded by Alma Cogan, and by Ted Heath and His Orchestra, with Lita Roza vocalist.]