Saint Louis Blues

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"Saint Louis Blues" (or "St. Louis Blues") is a popular American song composed by W. C. Handy in the blues style and published in September 1914. It was one of the first blues songs to succeed as a pop song and remains a fundamental part of jazz musicians' repertoire. Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Bessie Smith, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Guy Lombardo, and the Boston Pops Orchestra are among the artists who have recorded it. The song has been called "the jazzman's Hamlet."The 1925 version sung by Bessie Smith, with Louis Armstrong on cornet, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1993. The 1929 version by Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra (with Red Allen) was inducted in 2008. 


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2002
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I hate to see de ev'nin' sun go down, 
Hate to see de ev'nin' sun go down
Cause ma baby, he done lef' dis town.
Feelin' tomorrow lak ah feel today, 
Feel tomorrow lak ah feel today, 
I'll pack my trunk, make ma git away.

Saint Louis woman wid her diamon' rings 
Pulls dat man 'roun' by her apron strings.
'Twant for powder an' for store-bought hair, 
De man ah love would not gone nowhere, nowhere.
Got de Saint Louis Blues jes as blue as ah can be. 
Dat man got a heart lak a rock cast in the sea.

Or else he wouldn't have gone so far from me. Doggone it!
I loves day man lak a schoolboy loves his pie, 
Lak a Kentucky Col'nel loves his mint an' rye. 
I'll love ma baby till the day ah die.

Been to de gypsy to get ma fortune tole, 
To de gypsy, done got ma fortune tole, 
Cause I'm most wile 'bout ma Jelly Roll.
Gypsy done tole me, "Don't you wear no black." 
Yes, she done told me, "Don't you wear no black.

Go to Saint Louis, you can win him back." 
Help me to Cairo, make Saint Louis by maself, 
Git to Cairo, find ma old friend Jeff, 
Gwine to pin maself close to his side;
If ah flag his train, I sho' can ride.
Got de Saint Louis Blues jes as blue as ah can be. 
Dat man got a heart lak a rock cast in the sea.

Or else he wouldn't have gone so far from me. Doggone it!
I loves day man lak a schoolboy loves his pie, 
Lak a Kentucky Col'nel loves his mint an' rye. 
I'll love ma baby till the day ah die.

You ought to see dat stovepipe brown of mine, 
Lak he owns de Dimon' Joseph line, 
He'd make a cross-eyed o'man go stone blin'.
Blacker than midnight, teeth lak flags of truce, 
Blackest man in de whole of Saint Louis, 
Blacker de berry, sweeter am de juice.
About a crap game, he knows a pow'ful lot, 
But when worktime comes, he's on de dot.
Gwine to ask him for a cold ten-spot, 
What it takes to git it, he's cert'nly got.

Got de Saint Louis Blues jes as blue as ah can be.  
Dat man got a heart lak a rock cast in the sea.
Or else he wouldn't have gone so far from me. Doggone it!
I loves day man lak a schoolboy loves his pie, 
Lak a Kentucky Col'nel loves his mint an' rye. 
I'll love ma baby till the day ah die.

 Extra choruses:
A black-headed gal makes a freight train jump the track, said a black-headed
Gal makes a freight train jump the track,
But a long tall gal makes a preacher ball the jack.

Lawd, a blonde-headed woman makes a good man leave the town, I said
Blonde-headed woman makes a good man leave the town,
But a red-headed woman makes a boy slap his papa down.

Oh, ashes to ashes and dust to dust, I said ashes to ashes and dust to dust,
If my blues don't get you, my jazzing must.

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Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana. more »

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Written by: W C HANDY

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