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Lyr Req: Better Off with the Blues (D McClinton)

GUEST,keith lucas 21 Jan 12 - 12:48 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 21 Jan 12 - 01:54 PM
Leadfingers 21 Jan 12 - 02:01 PM
Leadfingers 21 Jan 12 - 02:09 PM
Jim Dixon 11 May 17 - 02:01 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: looking for a song by john prine
From: GUEST,keith lucas
Date: 21 Jan 12 - 12:48 PM

I'm looking for a song by John Prine I think it's called I'm better off with blues,I've looked everywhere. I think it starts out like this. Well since you've been gone I've had time to myself, haven't even tried to find somebody else, when you told me you were leavin it almost came as good news,it may sound funny but it's true, I think I'm better off with the blues. Thats all I remember, any help would be gretly appreciated. Thank You


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: looking for a song by john prine
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 21 Jan 12 - 01:54 PM

Lyrics available here

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: looking for a song by john prine
From: Leadfingers
Date: 21 Jan 12 - 02:01 PM

If you had looked at Delbert McClinton you would have found these http://www.lyrics80.com/DELBERT-MCCLINTON-%26-JOHN-PRINE-BETTER-OFF-WITH-THE-BLUES-LYRICS/436296/ and there are a WAD of covers on You tube !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: looking for a song by john prine
From: Leadfingers
Date: 21 Jan 12 - 02:09 PM

My Link failed , but you beat me to it any way Mick !


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Subject: Lyr Add:BETTER OFF WITH THE BLUES (D McClinton)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 May 17 - 02:01 PM

BETTER OFF WITH THE BLUES
Words and music by Donald Fritts, Delbert McClinton & Gary Niholson
As recorded by Delbert McClinton on "One of the Fortunate Few" (1997)

Since you been gone, I've had time to myself.
Haven't even tried to find somebody else.
When you told me you were leavin', you know it almost came as good news.
It may sound funny but it's true: I think I'm better off with the blues.

Now I must admit that I miss you sometime.
Not a day goes by that you don't cross my mind.
But at the same time, I think of all the hell you put me through.
Yeah, it's the lesser of two evils; I think I'm better off with the blues.

I know someday I'll wake up and this blues will be gone.
I'll forget about you and how ev'rything went wrong.
But if you had 'a' stayed, I'd be dead in my tracks.
Now, I still love you, baby, but I don't want you back.

Tonight I'm gonna go down to the sad side o' town,
Listen to 'em play the blues when the sun goes down,
And I'll know just what to say when someone asks about you:
I'll say: "Yeah, we had our good times, but I think I'm better off with the blues."
Yeah, if I had to choose, I'd say I'm better off with the blues.


[Also recorded by Ronnie Milsap, Junior Wells, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and some others. There are some other songs with the same title.]


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