Blue Bayou

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Roy Orbison

Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), also known by the nickname 'The Big O', was an American singer-songwriter, best known for his distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. Orbison grew up in Texas and began singing in a rockabilly/country a… more »

I feel so bad I've got a worried mind
I'm so lonesome all the time Since I left my baby behind on blue bayou 
Savin' nickels, savin' dimes Workin' till the sun don't shine Lookin' forward to happier times on blue bayou 
I'm goin' back some day, come what may, to blue bayou Where you sleep all day and the catfish play on blue bayou All those fishin' boats with their sails afloat, if I could only see
That familiar sunrise through sleepy eyes how happy I'd be

Oh, to see my baby again And to be with some of my friends Maybe I'd be happy then on blue bayou 
I'm goin' back some day, gonna stay on blue bayou Where the folks are fine and the world is mine on blue bayou Ah, that girl of mine by my side
The silver moon and the evening tide
Ah, some sweet day gonna take away this hurtin' inside 
I'll never be blue, my dreams come true on blue bayou

Written by: Joe Melson, Roy Orbison

Lyrics © Barbara Orbison Music Company, Orbi-Lee Music, R-Key Darkus, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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