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St Louis Blues WC Handy 1914

 

This is one of the first tunes we worked out together. This song was written in 1914 (not 1917 as we had thought) and is one of the all time best sellers of sheet music. This arrangement was influenced by Jim and Bob & the Genial Hawaiians.

I hate to see that evening sun go down
Wo-wo, I hate to see that evening sun go down
‘Cause that man of mine, he’s up and left this town
 
If I feel tomorrow like I feel today
Oh, If I feel tomorrow like I feel today
I’m going to pack my grip and make my getaway
 
St. Louis woman, with all her diamond rings
Pulls that man around by her apron strings
If it weren’t for powder and all that store-bought hair
That man of mine wouldn’t have gone so far from care
 
I’ve got the St Louis Blues, I’m blue as I can be
‘Cause that man’s got a heart like a rock down in the sea
Or he wouldn’t have gone so doggone far from me
 
Repeat from “St Louis... to end)
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