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Lyr Req: Stealing the Blues / Steelin' the Blues

Grubby 19 Jan 00 - 01:10 AM
GUEST 20 Jan 00 - 11:16 PM
Jim Dixon 23 Oct 09 - 12:51 PM
GUEST,Bruce KID60s 07 Jun 11 - 10:11 PM
Gene 07 Jun 11 - 11:49 PM
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Subject: Stealing the Blues
From: Grubby
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 01:10 AM

Any Catters heard of a song containing the following lines. "My picture's in the paper, my names on the news, I'm wanted by the policemen for stealing the blues".

I had a look in the database but as my wife always says I bet it was a man look not a real one.

would't mind the lyrics and chords if anyone knows of it.

Regards grubby


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Subject: RE: Stealing the Blues
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jan 00 - 11:16 PM

Refresh.


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Subject: Lyr Add: STEELIN' THE BLUES (Jerry Byrd)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 12:51 PM

It's a western swing tune with a pun for a title, referring to the steel guitar, which features prominently in recordings, hence the odd spelling. I suppose your audience wouldn't have to know that—if you don't have a steel guitar in your band, just call it STEALIN' THE BLUES and play it anyhow.

I transcribed these lyrics from a few sound samples, so they might be incomplete:


STEELIN' THE BLUES
Jerry Byrd
Acuff-Rose, 1949.

I'm in an awful mess o' trouble
Got my picture in the news
I've been hidin' from policemen
For stealin' the blues

Been slippin' round a lot o' corners
Wearin' down a pair o' shoes
Gonna wind up in the jailhouse
For stealin' the blues


[Recorded by Jerry Byrd & the String Dusters, and by Chuck Foreman & Eddie Cochran.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stealing the Blues / Steelin' the Blues
From: GUEST,Bruce KID60s
Date: 07 Jun 11 - 10:11 PM

Thank you for the words I will be learning and preforming this son soon.............................................Bruce
P.S its 1 year older than me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stealing the Blues / Steelin' the Blues
From: Gene
Date: 07 Jun 11 - 11:49 PM

Lyrics are slightly different in the following recording.

Steelin' The Blues
As Recorded by Jerry Byrd

I'm in an awful mess o' trouble
Got my picture in the news
I've been runnin' from policemen
'cause I'm stealin' the blues

Sneakin' round a lot o' corners
Wearin' down a pair o' shoes
Gonna wind up in the jailhouse
For stealin' the blues

Source: Mercury 50 Years Of Country C1 of 3

G


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