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Lyr Req: Fifty Fifty Blues (from Louis Armstrong)

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Subject: Fifty Fifty Blues
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 27 May 00 - 08:19 PM

I have been looking all over for the words to "Fifty Fifty Blues". If I remember correctly Louie Armstrong had a recording of this song bacl in the 40's . I did look through the Louie Armstrong web pages with no luck.

Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fifty Fifty Blues
From: SeanM
Date: 13 Jun 00 - 02:09 AM

Once more... before we give up...

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fifty Fifty Blues
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Mar 03 - 09:45 PM

The Satchography (Louis Armstrong discography) says that Billy Moore, Jr. wrote "Fifty-Fifty Blues," and it was recorded by Louis Armstrong and His All Stars on June 10, 1947, in New York City.

I pieced together a couple of sound samples found at Yahoo! Music and transcribed the following lines. It is sung as a duet, with Armstrong and another male singer singing alternate lines. I've put Armstrong's lines in italics.

I woke up this morning feeling weary and blue.
Oh, I woke up this afternoon, but I felt the same way, too.
That makes us partners in sorrow. We've got blues enough for two.

I've got blues to spare, blues to share.
I've got blues in my heart, and blues in my hair.
The mood is hard to lose. Why don't we pool these blues until we start to feel all right?

OK, we partners in sorrow, with the fifty-fifty blues tonight.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fifty Fifty Blues
From: GUEST,Romwell
Date: 24 Oct 04 - 02:41 AM

Can you imagine - this is the _only_ lyrics of fifty-fifty blues on the whole internet ?! At least I couldn't find another such page with google.

Just for the search systems to find this page :

Louis Armstrong Fifty-Fifty Blues Lyrics
Louis Armstrong Fifty-Fifty Blues Lyrics
Louis Armstrong Fifty-Fifty Blues Lyrics
Louis Armstrong Fifty-Fifty Blues Lyrics
Louis Armstrong Fifty-Fifty Blues Lyrics


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fifty Fifty Blues
From: GUEST,Guest Beth
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 06:18 AM

Leonard Feather also wrote a version of Fifty Fifty Blues


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fifty Fifty Blues
From: GUEST,Jen
Date: 11 Sep 08 - 09:22 AM

It's Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden in the version I have. And there is a last verse, which they sing together:
We had blues to spare, blues to share
Blues in our hearts and blues in our hair
That mood was all too loose, that's why we pooled our blues
But now we can see the light
We got the blues off our chests, that way is always the best
We lost the fifty-fifty blues tonight


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fifty Fifty Blues
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 11 Sep 08 - 10:25 AM

Many thanks Jim and Jen. Somehow I missed the 2003 post.
My Louie Armstrong collection of 78's were sold at a garage
sale many, many years ago.   I was beginning to think that the words
were nowhere to be found. Luckily I still remember the tune.

Thanks again   Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fifty Fifty Blues (from Louis Armstrong)
From: GUEST,baltimorebon
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 08:05 PM

I heard in on a old vinyl that a friend of mine had years ago. Here the the words I remember:

Well, I woke up this morning, feeling lonely and blue.
I woke up this afternoon and I felt the same way, too.
That makes us partners in sorrow; got blues enough for two.

Got blues to share; got blues to spare
Got the blues in my heart; I got the blues in my hair.

Why don't we move these blues; this mood is hard to lose.
Well I'm beginning to see the light.

We'll get these blues off our chest; that way is always the best.
We'll lose the fifty fifty blues tonight.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FIFTY FIFTY BLUES (from Louis Armstrong)
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 10:47 PM

I found a stack of old 78 in the attic of the garage. Amazed to find the 78 that I though was long gone. A friend had a 78 player and copyed it for me. AT LONG LAST:::::

FIFTY FIFTY BLUES      

I woke up this morning feeling weary and blue.
Oh, I woke up this afternoon, but I felt the same way, too.
That makes us partners in sorrow. We've got blues enough for two.

I've got blues to spare, blues to share.
I've got blues in my heart, and blues in my hair.
The mood is hard to lose. Why don't we pool these blues until we start to feel all right?

OK, we partners in sorrow, with the fifty-fifty blues tonight.

We had blues to spare, blues to share
Blues in our hearts and blues in our hair
That mood was all too loose, that's why we pooled our blues
But now we can see the light
We got the blues off our chests, that way is always the best
We lost the fifty-fifty blues tonight.

Appears to be the only copy in existance...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fifty Fifty Blues (from Louis Armstrong)
From: GUEST,heebamar
Date: 08 Aug 17 - 05:21 AM

"Date: 24 Oct 04 - 02:41 AM

Can you imagine - this is the _only_ lyrics of fifty-fifty blues on the whole internet ?! At least I couldn't find another such page with google." => 13 years later and I am saying the same thing! You guys are heros


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