Even Friedlander gets dem blues sometimes

lead belly’s last sessions, if you like folk music, this could be your bible

what would he call em.

I got these bushes comin outa my ears
and my good woman got a big ole rear
I got the blues I got the hassy swc blues

I drive all around but I see the same things
trees and sky scrapers and paupers and kings
I got the blues I got the MOMA retrospective blues…

help me unnner stand why a maria put up with a shootin man,he don’t treat her nice always hittin that canI got them blues I got them self portait blues

I went to the gov ment to help me pay my tri-x ship, the gov ment sent me packing with a fellowship I got tem blues I got them blues I got those arboretum blues

Then you hit the steel string  REAL hard, bring the guitar hole close to the mike, let it ring and then walk out son. Lead Belly taught me that!

Now I’m just gonna sit on this note and wait for you all to join along
I got the blues I got the ______ blues

ps wordpress is one of the worst places to compose a folk song! Does any one know how I can get an mp3 on this thing so you guys get the tune? Its Mistreatin Mama from Lead Belly’s Last sessions… don’t really matter but it would be a different rhyming scheme if you guys are thinking of irene goodnight


8 thoughts on “Even Friedlander gets dem blues sometimes

  1. damn I was really on a roll there, I realised the secret to the blues is you just bend words to your needs, pretty much the same thing as impov comedy or hip hop when you think about it. The audience is suppose to be drunk either way so it’ll all sound like the gospel if you have the stage presence to pull it off. Joe Quintero said something to the effect “James Brown is the only man who can lay down the funk and just scream HOT PANTS over and over, and the audience just eats it up, all these things are woven together”

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