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Lyr Req: Blues Is Just a Bad Dream (James Taylor)

jdzesq 10 Nov 98 - 04:42 PM
Roger in Baltimore 10 Nov 98 - 05:47 PM
Boo Bear 10 Nov 98 - 06:55 PM
harpgirl 10 Nov 98 - 07:17 PM
Earl 11 Nov 98 - 10:12 AM
jdzabinesq 11 Nov 98 - 01:34 PM
Jim Dixon 11 Dec 10 - 10:54 PM
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Subject: Blues is just a bad dream
From: jdzesq
Date: 10 Nov 98 - 04:42 PM

has anyone ever come across a song called "The Blues is (or Are) just a bad dream"? I had a duo in high school and it was in our set. I learned it from the woman I sang with, and I never knew who wrote it. I cannot locate the words anywear. I'm beginning to think it was an original. The first verse is

Tree grows in my back yard Only comes out at night Its branches are all twisted And its leaves are afraid of light

But the Blues is just a bad dream And they live inside your head.


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Subject: RE: Blues is just a bad dream
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 10 Nov 98 - 05:47 PM

Man, I hope someone knows this one, great lines.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Blues is just a bad dream
From: Boo Bear
Date: 10 Nov 98 - 06:55 PM

I thought I had that one on an old James Taylor album. Don't know if he wrote it, but I think it was the one with the first version of Rainy Day Man and Knockin' Round the Zoo. Could that have been the Flying Machine?


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Subject: RE: Blues is just a bad dream
From: harpgirl
Date: 10 Nov 98 - 07:17 PM

Paul Butterfield??????


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Subject: RE: Blues is just a bad dream
From: Earl
Date: 11 Nov 98 - 10:12 AM

I have a friend who sings it and credits James Taylor as the author.


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Subject: RE: Blues is just a bad dream
From: jdzabinesq
Date: 11 Nov 98 - 01:34 PM

Thanks guys but I found it this morning on the Lyrics Server. It is James Taylor, and its from the "Apple" album. Thanks.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BLUES IS JUST A BAD DREAM (James Taylor)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Dec 10 - 10:54 PM

BLUES IS JUST A BAD DREAM
James Taylor

A tree grows in my backyard. It only grows at night.
It's branches they're all twisted and its leaves are afraid of light.

CHORUS: They say the blues is just a bad dream. They say it lives inside your head,
But when it's lonely in the morning, You're bound to wish that you were dead.

There's winds out on the ocean. They're blowing where they choose,
But them winds ain't got no emotion, And they don't know the blues.

My mind is rambling, rambling. It's just like some rolling stone.
Since that nightmare's come to stay, My thoughts just don't belong.


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